Compensation scams

Attention My Dear Friend,
santanderimfbank@gmail.com


Scam Email received 8/27/2022

Email From:

santanderbank1993@gmail.com

Sender Name:

IMF ORGANIZATION

Other emails used:

santanderimfbank@gmail.com,

Email Subject:

Attention My Dear Friend,


Attention My Dear Friend, – santanderimfbank@gmail.com


Sir/Madam We have been mandated to compensate all scam victims within Europe, America and Asia with the sum of $950,000 each and your email address was found in the scam victim’s list and it will cost you only $100 to activate your payment files and release the funds to your account immediately Therefore, if you’re truly a victim of scam you have to send the following information below: Your full name……………….. Your contact address………………. Your direct phone number…………… Your valid identification……………. Your age and sex………………. Your occupation………………… Your bank account details…………….. Upon receipt of the above information we shall proceed with the processing of payment. Yours faithfully, IMF ORGANIZATION IMF ORGANIZATION – santanderimfbank@gmail.com

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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