Scam Email received 5/17/2019
My Greetings, – email@example.com
Hi , I am Dr.Idrissa SULEMAN a citizen of Burkina Faso writing to inform you of my desire to invest in your country. Considering my very strategic and influential position as the director of GEO-DETECT Group Limited and board of trusties chairman project financing in Wolrdwild I would want the transaction to be as strictly confidential as possible. I further want my identity to remain undisclosed at least for now, until the completion of the investment. Hence it is my desire to have you as my overseas agent to protect and invest my funds into a profitable business. So therefore i am inquiring to know if you would agree to act as my overseas agent in order to actualize this investment. If you can handle this then you can get back to me via this email id ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) for further discussion. Regards Dr.Idrissa SULEMAN Burkina Faso, Centre, Ouagadougou Website/ http://geodetectbf.com Idrissa SULEMAN – email@example.com
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
- 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”