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Scam Email received July 5, 2018 from unitednations617@gmail.com

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Other emails used:

unitednations518@gmail.com, unitednations518@gmail.com

Email Subject:


IMMEDIATE FUNDS TRANSFER – unitednations518@gmail.com

(INTERNATIONAL FUNDS TRANSFER / AUDIT UNIT) Plot 22, Ibrahim Taiwo Drive, Wuse 2, U.N Office AbujaOur Ref: WB/NF/UN/XX027 Attn: Friend,, It has come to our notice that you have labored, struggled to receive your long awaited funds which is amount to the sum of US$10,500,000.00 but to no avail due to huge charges you are required to pay by some scrupulous elements. But there is good news for you, we at the United Nations (UN) that supersedes every monetary activity all over the world is willing to make your payment to you through our new promo scheme. All you have to do is pay a $100 only no other hidden charges involved, for the registration of your name in our data base to make your payment legal and your funds will be wired to you through your account or delivered to you through an ATM CARD whichever means you desire. I will send you the information&s on how to send the fee once I hear from you. Yours Truly, Rev.William Clarke Director International Audit Dept. United Nations SEND ALL REPLIES TO: unitednations518@gmail.com unitednations518@gmail.com

The above email is a scam. If you still think is legitimate, but you’re still concerned, then follow these steps:

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How to check if you received a scam email

  1. Google the details.

    Do a Google search for the persons name/company name that the email has come from.

  2. Confirm the details.

    Visit their website and look for a phone number or email address. Search for the website yourself. Do not assume the details in the email are valid.

  3. Confirm using the information you have found

    Using the details you have researched, call or email the business and ask them to verify the information within the email.

  4. Check if the email has been sent to multiple people

    Google snippets of the email text to see if the same format has been used in the past. eg “Army officer from Syria but now living with the United Nations on asylum”

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