419 scams

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Scam Email received 5/17/2019

Email From:

[email protected]

Sender Name:

Olga van Eck – ter Doest

Other emails used:

[email protected],

Email Subject:


RE.RE – [email protected]

It is understandable that you might be a little bit apprehensive because you do not know me but I have a lucrative business proposal of mutual interest to share with you. I got your reference in my search for someone who suits my proposed business relationship. I shall furnish you with more information about this operation immediately I receive a response from you. Best Regards Thank You ________________________________ Vertrouwelijke informatie: aan de inhoud van dit bericht kunnen alleen rechten ten opzichte van Stichting Thuiszorg en Maatschappelijk Werk Rivierenland of aan haar gelieerde organisaties worden ontleend, indien zij door rechtsgeldig ondertekende stukken worden ondersteund. De informatie in dit e-mailbericht is van vertrouwelijke aard en alleen bedoeld voor gebruik door de geadresseerde. Als u een bericht onbedoeld heeft ontvangen, wordt u verzocht de verzender hiervan in kennis te stellen en het bericht te vernietigen zonder van de inhoud kennis te nemen, deze te vermenigvuldigen of andersoortig te gebruiken. An English version of this disclaimer is available on request. ________________________________ Olga van Eck – ter Doest – [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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