The fake "Mr. Gagan Sahni" email below is a scam. Recipients are asked to delete it and should not follow the instructions in it. The fake email is being sent by scammers who are attempting to trick their potential victims into sending them money or personal information by impersonating someone else. An advance-fee scam is a form of fraud and one of the most common types of confidence trick. The scam typically involves promising the victim a significant share of a large sum of money, in return for a small up-front payment, which the fraudster requires in order to obtain the large sum.
The "Mr. Gagan Sahni" Advance-Fee Scam
From: email@example.com <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Friday, March 15, 2019 3:28 PM
I am very happy to inform you about my success in getting that fund transferred. Now I want you to contact my secretary and ask him for a
cheque worth of USD$800,000 which I kept for you as a Compensation of your past assistance to me. His contact details is below;
Name: Mr.John Mark,
Email; ( email@example.com )
TELETEXT:+229 6804 1391
Kindly reconfirm to him the following below information:
Your full name
Your Phone number
Note that if you did not send him the above information complete,he will not release the cheque to you because he has to be sure that it is
you. Note also that I will not be reached by email or phone at this moment because I am currently in London for investment trip with my share.