Scam Email received July 3, 2018 from email@example.com
Your Winning – firstname.lastname@example.org
Your WinningWe wish to inform you that we have resolved related problems concerning beneficiary fund.We regret the mismanagement of beneficiaries funds by our appointed zonal managers known as impostors.we have decided to compensate you with the sum of ($250,000.00 USD.) your code IS UK/ILC-1759 You are required to send details Name: Address: Sex/: Country: Cel telephone number: Occupation: Contact our Zonal Coordinator Mr. Damrong on this email address:email@example.com Telephone:+229-60629186 Regards Mrs Jocelyne Koko 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:
Ten Minutes 10 minutes.
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”