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Scam Email received 5/17/2019

Email From:

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Sender Name:

Mr. James Walker

Other emails used:

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Email Subject:



Dear Partner , I pray and hope this email gets to you and also look forward to your immediate response. I look you up on the internet and found you then my spirit tells me you are a good person to be trusted with this legal deal. First of all, I must introduce myself to you. I am Mr. James Walker, I was former Supervisor with the Crusader Diplomatic Security Courier Company. American office. I had worked with this company for years and I finally got an opportunity I have been praying for before resigning. I had a friend named Mr. Thiago Gonzalo who is a real estate agent, he is a Spanish based in Washington DC. America. Late last year October 2018 my friend Mr. Thiago Gonzalo sold a mansion left behind for him by his late parents, the total sum of $25,000,000.00. (Twenty Five Million United States Dollars) was realized from the mansion. He notified me after selling the mansion of his plans to move back to Spain with the money to establish a company, he begged me to help him secure his money as he planned on sending the money in cash, packed and sealed in a consignment box with a security code. We had an agreement and made the arrangement, He came in person to our office and deposited the consignment box. He registered the consignment box at our office as family treasures without disclosing the content of the consignment to avoid losing the money or paying huge taxes.. I was still working with the company when this took place. My friend had planned that early this year 2019 he will finally move back to Spain and order the company to deliver his consignment to him in Spain, But something Tragic happened, on the 15th of January 2019 he was robbed and shut in the head and chest. He lost lots of blood and died few hours after he was rushed to the hospital. I am not happy that my friend Thiago Gonzalo died and am not the one who killed him but must make good use of the opportunity at hand. The arrangement of loading the $25,000,000.00 cash in a consignment box and registered with the company as family treasures was made and known by me and my late friend only. The company still do not know the content of the consignment as it was declared to them as family treasures. Also no one has ever come to claim the consignment box because my late friend was the only child of his late parents. I want you to stand and claim this consignment from our company in place of my late friend as his only living relative, I have all the documents to back you up in case the company demands for them. After receiving the consignment I will come over to meet with you and give you the security code that my friend used to lock up the consignment box which was made known to only me. We shall only talk and decide on the sharing of the total sum after you have successfully received the consignment box. Please bear in mind that everything about this will be done legitimately and must be kept secret. Kindly send me the below few information of you: 1. Your Names….. 2. Your full address………. 3. Your Phone Number…… 4. Your gender and Age……. 5. Your current occupation……. 6. Any of your id copy…………. 7. Your alternative email address……. Once I receive your email with your information I will give you more details of what next to do, I know you don’t share same name with my late friend but you have nothing to worry about as everything will be legally worked out. I am currently in Washington DC to see that everything about this deal work out successfully. Regards, Mr. James Walker Mr. James Walker – [email protected]

The above email is a scam. If you still think is legitimate, but you’re still concerned, then follow these steps:

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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

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  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”

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