Compensation scams

Attention: Beneficiary,

Scam Email received July 4, 2018 from
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Attention: Beneficiary,

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Attention: Beneficiary,

Attention: Beneficiary, –

Attention: Beneficiary,This is to inform you that after the Inauguration of new President of Federal Republic of Nigeria.President Muhammadu Buhari has instructed World Bank Group and IMF Nigeria to release all the contract payment to original beneficiaries and those scam victim to compensate them with sum of One Million Five Hundred Thousand United State Dollars ($1.5 Million USD) Signed by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. This is to notify you that your funds ($1.5 MILLION) has been programmed for immediate release into your nominated account but we can not transfer this funds direct to your nominated bank account,because we are having a little problem with International Monetary Fund (IMF) so our method of payment is by Diplomatic Courier Service. YOUR DIPLOMAT HAS ARRIVED WITH YOUR CONSIGNENT BOX AT JFK INTERCONTINENTAL AIRPORT NEW YORK USA CONTACT HIM NOW: ( want you to know that you have 24 hours to call the airport 480-526-7733) then ask to speak to the diplomatic in person of Mr William Oscar in the United States,let us know if you are still interested to get your consignment delivery to you today?as they have been waiting to hear from you to help them complete this delivery to you right now the diplomatic have arrival to united state with your consignment box,call them for clearance.You are to call the airport with the number above and ask to speak with the diplomatic in person Mr wILLIAM Oscar Note; that you must reconfirm your full address and valid phone# to him through the( you receive these email to enable him deliver your cash consignment to you without any mistake.YOURS SINCERELY, CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA-CBN MR. GODWIN C. EMEFIELE EXECUTIVE GOVERNOR

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”

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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