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Dear Email User,Congratulation!!!

Scam Email received June 26, 2018 from
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Dear Email User,Congratulation!!!

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Dear Email User,Congratulation!!!

Dear Email User,Congratulation!!! –

Dear Email User,Congratulation!!! We wish to notify you that You email address was automatically generated and selected during Network Online Program GLOBAL AWARDS (NOPGA) yearly International Online Promotions draw held in Johannesburg. You have therefore been approved to claim a Star Prize of $3, 000.000.00 Three Million US Dollars in cash credited to Reference No: 5676/2018. The award money is payable through bank transfer. To claim your winning prize contact your appointed claim agent with below E-mail Address.You are to contact our Zonal Coordinator/Payment Officer in Benin Republicwhere your name is listed for payment.********************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************************** Contact person: Sir Gilliard Simth Quote your details and Reference number 1. Full names: 2. Mobile: 3. Age: 4. Sex: 5. Country: 6. Reference No:copy of your id or passport.. Congratulations once again.Mrs.Deborah Jones (Coordinator/ Online Publicity). Copyright©2018 Network Online Program Global Awards.

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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