People are often surprised how we can tell where a scam email came from so quickly. It’s actually very simple. Certain parts of the world tend to specialise in certain types of scam. For example, refugee scams will typically come from Senegal, whereas translation agency scams are usually sent from Ukraine. If an email mentions a refugee camp then the odds of it being from Ukraine pretty slim to none. Add to that things like the wording of an email, and we can usually tell pretty accurately where a scam has come from simply by taking a short glance at it looking for those tell tale signs. It’s something that comes from experience, but something anyone can learn.