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Attention: Receiving Beneficiary,
[email protected]


Scam Email received 5/17/2019

Email From:

[email protected]

Sender Name:

Mr.Thomas Duke

Other emails used:

[email protected],

Email Subject:

Attention: Receiving Beneficiary,


Attention: Receiving Beneficiary, – [email protected]


From Mr.Thomas Duke Diplomatic Department Florida 32703 United State. Attention: Receiving Beneficiary, I am the diplomatic agent in control of your consignment box and the attachment file is your consignment box which Mr.Franklin will deliver to you immediately upon your response to this conversation. For your information, please forward your information as stated bellow to enable us proceed and deliver your consignment fund to you. 1. Your Full Name 2. House/Company Address 3. A copy of your Identification (ID) Card/Passport 4. Mobile Telephone number As soon as we received the above information, I will inform you the delivery and arrival date to received your fund. Regards, Mr.Thomas Duke Diplomatic Department Sheeler Ave, Florida 32703, USA Mr.Thomas Duke – [email protected]

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

  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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