Scam Email received November 30, 2020 from email@example.com
DONATION .58 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello, I&m Mrs. Mavis Wanczyk, the mega winner of $758 Million in Mega Millions Jackpot, I am donating to 5 random individuals if you get this email then your email was selected after a spin ball. I have spread most of my wealth over a number of charities and organizations. I have voluntarily decided to donate the sum of $ 10 Million USD to you as one of the selected , to verify my winnings via YouTube page below. WATCH ME HERE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7kWnqvJM1mM THIS IS YOUR DONATION CODE: F207162 Kindly send your direct telephone and fax number to enable me to reach you Reply with the DONATION CODE to this email: email@example.com Hope to make you and your family happy. Regards, Mrs. Mavis L. Wanczyk. firstname.lastname@example.org
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
- Google the details.
Do a Google search for the persons name/company name that the email has come from.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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”