Scam Email received 5/18/2019
CONGRATULATIONS!!! URGENT REPLY NEEDED
CONGRATULATIONS!!! URGENT REPLY NEEDED – firstname.lastname@example.org
FACEBOOK PROMOTION FROM:THE DESK OF THE VICE PRESIDENT. INTERNATIONAL PROMOTIONS/PRIZE AWARD. BATCH NO: FLNL/009842/04. REFERENCE NO: FLNL/107654/04 WINNING NUMBER: FB/575061725. Ticket number: 00545 188 564756, Prize #77801209/N, Serial number 5368/02 Lucky numbers: 17 98 09 67 46 You are among the 20 Lucky Winners selected for Facebook 2018 promotion award. Your Facebook name was selected randomly by the Facebook CEO ( Mark Zuckerberg ) and the sum of Seven Hundred and Fifty Thousand Dollars ($750,000.00) was assigned to your name. Please contact your Facebook Funds Manager with a proof of identification for claim. Shirley Herriot Facebook Funds Manager. E-Mail:* email@example.com* You are advised to contact the Facebook Funds Manager in charge as soon as possible at the above email,failure to do so might result to funds been returned unclaimed. FACEBOOK TEAMS. Facebook – 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:
Ten Minutes 10 minutes.
How to check if you received a scam email
- Google the details.
Do a Google search for the persons name/company name that the email has come from.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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”