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Congratulations !!! Your Email Account has been Rewarded $ 1,800,000, in the ongoing POWER BALL LOTTERY SA 2018 Internet-Cash Promotions Supported by GMAIL. WINNERS REFERENCE: POW2101SA.For Claim Details Email: T&s & C&s Apply. Congratulations once more. ______ Questo messaggio (incluso ogni allegato) contiene informazioni che possono essere confidenziali e/o privilegiate. E& da intendere destinato solo alla persona (o le persone) alle quali e& indirizzato. Qualora Lei non fosse il destinatario prefissato, deve ritenersi NON autorizzato a leggere, stampare, conservare o diffondere questo messaggio o una parte di esso e ogni uso non autorizzato e& da considerare contrario alla legge (art. 616 del c.p. e D.Lgs. 196/2003). L&emittente non e& responsabile della accuratezza e completezza del messaggio se e& stato trasmesso attraverso un network pubblico in quanto la comunicazione potrebbe non essere sicura. ______

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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