Scam Email received 5/18/2019
Grace Elaine Moses
Hello My Dearest
Hello My Dearest – firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello My Dearest, My name is Mrs. Grace Elaine Moses; I am a dying woman who has decided to donate what I have to you and the charity organization around your community. I am 55 years old and I was diagnosed for cancer for about 2 years ago immediately after the death of my husband who has left me everything he worked for and because the doctors told me I will not live longer than some weeks because of my health i decided to WILL/donate the sum of $7,200,000.00 USD to you, I know I don’t know you but I have been directed to do this by God. I count on your goodwill and especially on the proper use of these funds i have something I do not doubt because I have great confidence in you that God may guide me toward you this is My private E-mail: email@example.com I am waiting for your prompt reply, receive my cordial and fraternal greetings. Best Regards, Mrs. Grace Elaine Moses. Grace Elaine Moses – firstname.lastname@example.org
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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- Google the details.
Do a Google search for the persons name/company name that the email has come from.
- Confirm the details.
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