Compensation scams

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Sent from: Mr. JAMES BEN Attention My Dear This is to inform you that the united nation office was instructed to transfer your fund $986,000.00 U.S Dollars compensating all the SCAM VICTIMS and your email was found as one of the VICTIMS. by America security leading team and America representative officers so between today 16th Of June 2018 you will be receiving the sum of $4000 dollars per day. However be informed that we have already sent the $4,000 dollars this morning to avoid cancellation of your payment, remain the total sum of $981,000.00. You have only six hours to call or Email this office upon the receipt of this email the maximum amount you will be receiving per a day starting from today&s $4,000 and the Money Transfer Control Number of today is below. NOTE; the sent $4,000 is on hold because of the instruction from IMF office, they asked us to place it on hold by requesting the (ACTIVATION FEE) in order to fulfill all the necessary obligation to avoid any hitches while sending you the payment through Money Gram transfer office here in United States, the necessary obligation I mean here is to obtain the (ACTIVATION FEE) which cost only amount of $100 and that is the only fee you will send before you will pick up your first payment today and we want let you know that that the fee will be send to the country of origin which is Benin Republic. Below is the information of today track it in our website Joiner to see is available to pick up by the receiver, but if we didn’t here from you soon we&ll pickup it up from line for security reason to avoid hackers stealing the money online. Sender’s First Name: JENIFER ANN Sender’s Last Name: WHALE Test Question: A Answer: B Amount: $4000.00 Reference# 97889421 We need the below details from you, to enable us place the payment to your name and transfer the fund to you. (Full Receivers name) (Your Country). .. ( Address). (Phone Number).. .. (Your Age).. . This is so pathetically bad that If you are relying upon this scam for money, you must be starving. OCCUPATION ).. (A Copy Of Your ID CARD).. Furthermore you are advised to call us as the instruction was passed that within 6hours without hearing from you, Count your payment canceled. Number to call is belowListed manager director office of release order Thanks Mr. JAMES BEN Text or Call +1 708 584 0811 E: Mail (

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

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    Do a Google search for the persons name/company name that the email has come from.

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    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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