Compensation scams

Attention Dear Beneficially !!

Scam Email received June 18, 2018 from
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Attention Dear Beneficially !!

Attention Dear Beneficially !! –

Sent from: Jacinta Hilary Attention Dear Beneficially !! Your over due compensation fund from UBA Bank Of Africa which we agreed to deliver to you in fiscal cash payment, the fund is already sealed and package with a security proof box sum of $2.5 Million, his currently in San Francisco International Airport,CA United State of America, by diplomatic agent, and he is waiting for you to forward your current information. Quickly contact him with your full information, your full name:., resident address:, mobile phone number:., name of your nearest airport:., For him to locate your home with your package, and to avoid delivery to wrong person, contact him on his current phone number:+1 (909) 492-0518, forward it today for him to locate you immediately and delivering your package to you . Make sure you forward your full information to him and his name is Mr. Robert Umar, E-mail: ( Compliment of the Year , Kind regards, Mrs Jacinta Hilary. UN Foreign Payment Officer.

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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