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Scam Email received June 19, 2018 from
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Attention. –

Attention. This is to officially inform you that European Enterprise Award Winners SEGD 2018, announces you as one of the 25 lucky winners during the online International Promotion Prize Award. You have won sum of $1.5Million on the draw accomplished and your E-mail Address was among the lucky winners (Ref. Winning Ticket Number; GDAW13 4231 754063. SEGD European Enterprise Award. Below is the information needed from you urgently? (1.) Full Name: (2.) House Address:.. (3.) Sex:. (4.) Occupation:.. (5.) Phone Number: (6.) Country:.. (7.) Age: (8.) Your ID or valid passport copy. For the delivery process of your ATM Cash winning payment of $1.5 Million Dollars to your position. Contact person: Mr. Daniel Luis (Director) European Enterprise Award. Tell: +1-786-438-1847 Email: Thanks for your maximum co-operation. Sincerely, Mr. Stephen James

The above email is a scam. If you still think is legitimate, but you’re still concerned, then follow these steps:

Ten Minutes 10 minutes.

How to check if you received a scam email

  1. Google the details.

    Do a Google search for the persons name/company name that the email has come from.

  2. Confirm the details.

    Visit their website and look for a phone number or email address. Search for the website yourself. Do not assume the details in the email are valid.

  3. Confirm using the information you have found

    Using the details you have researched, call or email the business and ask them to verify the information within the email.

  4. Check if the email has been sent to multiple people

    Google snippets of the email text to see if the same format has been used in the past. eg “Army officer from Syria but now living with the United Nations on asylum”

Most of us know someone who is vulnerable to these types of attacks. Fortunately, if you’re aware of the presence of these scams, and armed with some basic knowledge on identifying them, you can greatly reduce your chances people you know becoming a victim. Please help them by sharing this information on Facebook or Twitter using the #telltwo and #takefive hashtags.
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