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E-Mail Money Transfer

 

Email Money Transfer Scam: How It Works

One of the most useful features that bank cards have is the electronic transfer. Users can send money via email to their family members or friends. Did you ever take advantage of it? 

Unfortunately, a scam making its rounds nowadays has been also making already a lot of victims. It comes as an email according to which the recipient is informed that a certain Meyer Doug Lewis just sent $2,000 - see below.

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The content of the email, the sender's name (financial institution) and even the subject title are exactly the same as it would be from a legitimate money transfer. With links, disclaimers, footer, etc. Only...it's not. Who is Meyer Doug Lewis? Nobody, just a scammer who used a fake name to make you ask yourself the same question. The name could, indeed, be a different one, so beware.

Fraudsters use the same text from a legitimate money transfer notification email, but require you to click on a file (rar.) that infects your computer and gets access to your personal information.

 

Email Money Transfer Scam: How To Avoid

Although the email looks almost identical to a real notification sent you when receiving money, look for the email address of the sender. In this case, it is onyeoba@electricbob.ca. Far away from the official domains that any bank or financial institution has. Also, when you receive money, you don't have to download or open any rar.file. Just delete the email and carry on with your happy day.

 

Email Money Transfer Scam: How To Report

Warn your family and friends about the Email Money Transfer Scam by sharing it on social media here, using the buttons provided. You can also officially report the scammers and their email addresses to the Federal Trade Commission using the link below:

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