Lottery scams

URGENT ATTENTION IS NEEDED!
fastwaybest1164@frontier.com


Scam Email received July 5, 2018 from fastwaybest1164@frontier.com

fastwaybest1164@frontier.com
fastwaybest1164@frontier.com
Email From:

fastwaybest1164@frontier.com

Subject:

URGENT ATTENTION IS NEEDED!

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Email Subject:

URGENT ATTENTION IS NEEDED!


URGENT ATTENTION IS NEEDED! – fastwaybest1164@frontier.com


Sent from: Dr. Judith Atkinson Attention dear beneficiary! This is to inform you that we have received the winning cheque from the bank last week and kept it with Frank Agamiso as we discussed and agreed with the Board of directors, Please kindly email him immediately with your address inorder to send you the cheque, I am in Colombia now. I kept USD$5.5million cashier check & will send you the rest of money after my business trip here. I also sent so many emails to you last week but all bounced back. Therefore contact Frank Agamiso at his email address below for him to send the cheque to you: ( fastwaybest1164@frontier.com ) or call him at +229 63353603 Thanks and do let me know when you have received it. Regards Dr. Judith Atkinson UN Director Benin fastwaybest1164@frontier.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”

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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