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Scam Email received July 3, 2018 from
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Congratulations To You!!!

Congratulations To You!!! –

Hello Dear, We are pleased to inform you of your winning in the on-going Facebook lottery promotion to encourage the usage of Facebook users world wide. Your Name and Email was among the 50 Lucky winners who won $950,000:00 USD (Nine Hundred and Fifty Thousand United State Dollars) each on the Facebook promotion Award. Ticket Number: 5647600545189 Ref Number: 2551256002/244 Serial Number: 55643451907 Kindly send your information to our agent {} to proceed with your winning prize . 1: Full Name: 2: Home Address: 3: Mobile Number: 4: Occupation: 5: Marital Status: 6: Age: 7: Sex: 8: Country: 9: Email Address:Once Again congratulations.

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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