Compensation scams

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Scam Email received June 17, 2018 from
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Sent from: Mr. Daniel Brown Attention Beneficiary: This is to inform you that the Federal Government of this country has finally released your overdue payment of $4.5 Million United States Dollars and it has been packaged out for delivery with the help of U.S Ambassador to Benin Republic Lucy Tamlyn who acted as your foreign representative here in Benin,every necessary arrangement has been made successfully with our senior delivery man(George Williams) and all Documents guiding your delivery is well updated so you are advised to send your full delivery information to the Agent right now as he is currently at (JOHN F. KENNEDY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT NEW YORK.USA) with your package box, because he called me this morning to inform me that he misplaced your delivery address due to the Searching and Scanning of your package at the Airport. Do contact the diplomatic agent with the email bellow immediately. Contact Person: Diplomat Daniel Brown E-mail: ( Tel,+1-903-567-8730 YOUR REGISTRATION CODE IS DHLA21492014US Here is the Information you are required to reconfirm to him. FULL NAME=============== ADDRESS: =============== MOBILE NO: =============== NAME OF YOUR NEAREST AIRPORT: =====Most importantly, remember that the Agent delivering your package box does not know that it contained money because the Ambassador who is your representative here registered it as a family valuable article from U.S Embassy to avoid inspection during the delivery, so unknown circumstances should you let him know the content of that box to avoid him from running away with your funds,your Consignment was signed and stamped by U.S EMBASSY here in Benin Republic to ensure that it is protected until it arrives your doorstep. Best Regards. DHL COURIER COMPANY LIMITED MR.BRUNKARD ARLYSON +229-600-811-55

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”

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