Compensation scams


Scam Email received June 25, 2018 from
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Attention: Beneficiary Your overdue compensation payment which we agree to send to you in fiscal cash payment is already approved to send to you, and is currently in International Airport there in United State of America. The fiscal cash payment is sealed and package in a security proof box, the amount is $11.7 Million US Dollars only, and the bank manager register it as consignment of family treasure to avoid security disturbance. Quickly forward your full information to the diplomat agent who is in position to deliver your consignment to your home: Forward your full name: ………….., Current resident address:…………., Your Mobil phone number:…….., Name of your nearest airport: ………, The consignment code is: (PR8114TX) Forward your full information to: Mr. Bassy Williams, E-mail: ( make sure you forward your full information today because your consignment is already in airport there for long to avoid airport authority confiscate your consignment, do not delay to forward your full information to Mr. Bassy Williams, E-mail: ( or text your full information to his Phone number: (641) 243-3226, for immediate delivering of your package. My best regards, Mr. Roberto L. Carlos UN Poverty Alleviation Payment Department

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

Ten Minutes 10 minutes.

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”

Most of us know someone who is vulnerable to these types of attacks. Fortunately, if you’re aware of the presence of these scams, and armed with some basic knowledge on identifying them, you can greatly reduce your chances people you know becoming a victim. Please help them by sharing this information on Facebook or Twitter using the #telltwo and #takefive hashtags.
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