Email Fraud Alert received from: Sharon
I recently received an email with this subject line: Important Message Regarding and I am concerned that it could be an attempt at defrauding me. Let me know in the comments section what you think, please.
The full contents of the suspected fraudulent (phishing / scamming) e-mail appear below:
I am the Operations Manager with a Safe Deposit and Security company here in London, United Kingdom I am contacting you regarding to a business deal, there was a (Consignment) that was deposited with my company in 2006 by one African Elite, the consignment contains a total amount of (GBP £6.5M) tagged as family valuables, I have tried all means to contact the depositor using the contact details he left with us to no success.
The deal is this, I can authorize the consignment to be delivered to you as the beneficiary without any hindrance and risk involved being that you are residing in Africa. If the consignment is not been claim within a short period from now the funds will be sent to the Home land Security for circulation or been confiscated.
I am willing to give you a reasonable percentage of the total sum, while I intend to invest rest part of into any lucrative venture in your country. Kindly get back to me ASAP on receipt of this email so we can discuss more on the above stated.
Please reply to my personal email for more details: (email@example.com)
IF FOUND IN SPAM , PLEASE MOVE TO INBOX
The above email was sent by “Robert Marthins” from this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
I, Sharon, have the following thoughts/comments on this suspected fraudulent email message from “Robert Marthins”:
Be careful with this message. It contains content that’s typically used to steal personal information.