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CONGRATULATIONS
absabank.absabank@safrica.com


Scam Email received June 20, 2018 from kennethhowardd@gmail.com

absabank.absabank@safrica.com
absabank.absabank@safrica.com
Email From:

kennethhowardd@gmail.com

Subject:

CONGRATULATIONS

Other emails used:

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Email Subject:

CONGRATULATIONS


CONGRATULATIONS – absabank.absabank@safrica.com


Dear Lucky Winner,   This is to inform you that your Email Address is selected  among Ten  Lucky Winners  won the total sum of  Nine  Hundred and Fifty Thousand  Euros for  the 2016 with winning Ref No:UNPAP/2016/SA, International E-mail Draw which was organized and Sponsored by the  United Nations  World Wide Poverty Alleviation Promotions(UNPAP). Your email address is among the winners in a random World Wide Web computerized draw system, extracted from over a Million companies and individual email address of the people that are active online. Ten  people are selected yearly to benefit from this award and you are one of the Selected  Lucky Winners.Send your full name,Address and Phone Number to  United Nations Approved Paying Bank below  for the processing of claims/winning prize.   Absa  Bank Ltd, Affiliates of Barclay&s Bank Europe United Kingdom England London London Address:75 King William St, London, EC4N 7AB, UK Tel:Fax:+44 20 77116550 Email:absabank.absabank@safrica.com Congratulations, Yours faithfully, Dr.Mrs. Vehalian Lawson (UNPAP)Media Officer absabank.absabank@safrica.com

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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