Have you received emails/ forms that start with “Dear Good Friend, Good day to you and your family?”
Scammers urge recipients to wire money or give in their personal data for various reasons, such as emergencies, irresistible investment opportunities, or just too-good-to-be-true giveaways.
These messages are SCAMs! They are trying to steal your personal information. Beware of emails and messages that ask you to wire money or enter your personal information. Always check if the messages are legitimate before taking any action.
The content of “Dear Good Friend” scam:
Dear Good Friend,
Good day to you and your family, I am Hon. Barr. Obum Walter, who contacted you before about transferring those fund, Now I am very happy to inform you about my success in getting those fund, which you try a lot but later you started having biased mind, I want to let you know that its good to do good, I’m in China now with my own share of the total fund, Now I want you to contact My secretary on the information below. His Name; Mr. Marx Anthony. EMAIL: (firstname.lastname@example.org) Ask him to send you the total sum of ($2.8m,) two million Eight hundred thousand dollars in ATM CARD, which I Kept for your compensation for all the past effort. Reconfirm your Information to him as below.