419 scams

Charitable Contributions
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Scam Email received 5/18/2019

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[email protected]

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Email Subject:

Charitable Contributions

Charitable Contributions – [email protected]

You met have received similar emails like this everyday, so I have been thinking really hard about how to make mine stand out. I am C. Alice, an Australian by birth. I am sick and Dyeing,at the moment, I am having an operations at Albert Schweitzer Ziekenhuis, Dordrecht,South Holland,in the Netherlands. My Husband was an American citizen who died years ago and we had no child, At this critical time, I want you to use my funds for charity to help the motherless,less privilege and widows rather than allowing my relatives and my family members to use this fund ungodly because they do not respect my wish. This is based on my wish for charity as i have decided to WILL my funds to you and my Attorney has been notified. I am at operation room right now and i can’t speak hence i have to reach you through this means. Contact My Lawyer, Mr.Den Brink for guidance: [email protected] Mrs C. Alice [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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