Scam Email received 5/17/2019
E .U. FUNDINGS.
GRANT – email@example.com
European Commission Representation in the UK Europe House 32 Smith Square London SW1P 3EU http://www.eu-lottery.com Secretary: Mr.Mike Lamohr E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Alternative e-mail: email@example.com DATE : 21/1/2019 OVERDUE EU LOTTERY GRANT PAYMENT Dear:Beneficiary The European Union funding and Grant Department England hereby inform you of your overdue business grant payment of : 45,000 000.00 Million Euros by the Commission to you. Your email-Address have been picked from the EU Email ballot draw to receive a Cheque payment of 45,000.000.00. The EU give’s out cheque grants to all EU Countries member states AND NON member countries.35 Lucky winners are picked each year from one country in 16 member EU States worldwide with Canada and America included . We are informing you of this recent development as your email was selected to be paid : 45 Million Euro EU Funding. Please we advise you contact us back immediately with a comprehensive reply including your complete names, home address mobile and home Telephone with a scan passport photograph for processing of your Cheque payment to your BANK ACCOUNT. Contact the accredited Firm via email address : firstname.lastname@example.org Name: David Bayford ( Solicitor & Advocate & Alternative Dispute Resolution ) Note: Please keep confidential your payment EU information to yourself and do not disclose any information to persons or organization about your EU Fundings. EU Grant Website : http://europa.eu/policies-activities/funding-grants/index_en.htm Yours Faithfully Mr. David Bayford Harrison. For: E .U . E .U. FUNDINGS. – email@example.com
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”