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Scam Email received 5/18/2019

Email From:

[email protected]

Sender Name:

Marie-Anne Palmer

Email Subject:


FOR YOUR PAST EFFORT – [email protected]

This is to inform you that the money has finally been transferred with the help of a new partner from Qatar. I would have contacted you before now but I lost your contact, however I was able to get your email through my personal google search via your name. I want to thank and appreciate you for your financial commitments and support. If not for your past assistance, I wouldn’t have achieved this goal. In appreciation, I left an open Certified Bank Draft worth US$3,200.000 (Three Million,Two Hundred Thousand United State Dollars) with my account officer Sir James Green while leaving the country. Contact him via his email: [email protected] with your full names, mailing information and your mobile number. Once again, I appreciate your kind assistance and hope this message gets to you. Best RegardsMarie-Anne Palmer Marie-Anne Palmer – [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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