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Scam Email received June 26, 2018 from
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Attn: Beneficiary, Note, that I have now transferred the money with a help of a new partner, and presently I&m in Kuwait for oil investment projects with him, but I kept an ATM VISA CARD of Us $ 2,500,000.00. (Two Million, Five hundred Thousand USD), for you. Which you can withdraw the Funds at any ATM Machine in Your Location Worldwide, with maximum daily limit amount of USD $ 15,000.00 (Fifteen Thousand USD) as you are willing to claim your Winning Fund for your compensation towards your past effort in helping me to transfer the money, Which was not successful at that time. Now, I was able to transfer it with the help of a new partner and therefore, I have released the above stated amount for you. Please kindly contact my secretary below: Mr. Frank Joe Email address: ( Tel Phone: +22996117658 I may not have access for continuous communication with you or with my secretary due to the oil investment project I have at the hand here in Kuwait, which had made me so busy at the moment. But I left my secretary an instruction with your contact In other to confirm who you are when you contact him. This is the PIN the CODE of your ATM VISA CARD (99056), so it is only the card that my secretary will be sent t O you, then you will use the secret PIN CODE above to start withdrawals. Pin-6670 Password 9022. Best regards, Mrs. Susan Wei

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

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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”

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