Have you received an email from an email address that ends in @consultant.com? Beware! It is a scam. The email address is being used by scammers who trick victims with fake donation from a lottery prize winner.
Lots of people have reported the email and its content which claims participant has won a prize in an online competition.
The email looks this way –
Palliative Receiver 04-49-49
Tue 6/23/2020 7:46 PM
From: “FBCustomer Center”
You have been s elected to distribute the 2020 COVID-19 CHARITY donation to the less privileged people within your community affected by the pandemic.
Contact Mr. Reid Hoffman, urgently for further direction on distributing the funds to the communities in your country Via this Email: [email protected]
Social Services Department
@consultant.com Scam Email – How Does It Work?
It claims you’ve won so called donation or a prize in an online competition, and you should reply the mail. Sometimes the scammers would claim to be offering you a job offer, but it is all a scam. When you reply the email, the scammer will try to convince you to visit a website to pay processing fee. This is where the scam comes in.
When you visit the website, you’d be asked for your personal and credit card information. However, when you submit your credit card details, you’ll receive unauthorized debit alerts. This is because the scammers have gotten access to your passwords, and credit card details.
That is their sole aim. To steal from innocent people. This kind of scam is called ‘Phishing Scam‘, and it’s one of the top scam of 2022.
What To Do If You Have Been Scammed Online
If you have been scammed by these lots, we advise you to immediately file a report with your bank. This would stop these lots from tampering with your account details in the future.
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