Scam Email received 7/2/2019
HAVE YOU BEEN INFORMED………………..
HAVE YOU BEEN INFORMED……………….. – firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Winner, This is to inform you that you have been selected for a prize of a brand new 2019 Model BMW 8 Series Car and a Check of $1,500, 000.00 USD from the international balloting programs held in the UNITED STATE OF AMERICA. The selection process was carried out through random selection in our computerized email selection system (ESS) from a database of over 250,000 email addresses drawn from all the continents of the world which you were selected. The BMW Lottery is approved by the British Gaming Board and also Licensed by the International Association of Gaming Regulators (IAGR).To begin the processing of your prize you are to contact our fiduciary claims department for more information as regards procedures to the claim of your prize. Name: Jerry Clayton Pratt Email: email@example.com Contact him by providing him with your secret pin code Number BMW:2551256003/23. You are also advised to provide him with the underlisted information as soon as possible: 1. Name In Full : 2. Residential Address : 3. Nationality : 4. Age : 5. Occupation : 6. Direct Phone : 7. Present Country : 8. Email address : 9. pin code Number BMW: THE DIRECTOR PROMOTIONS BMW LOTTERY DEPARTMENT UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. Robert Carl – 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”