Compensation scams

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Scam Email received June 21, 2018 from
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Sent from: Mr. David Glover Dear Customer Here is the information to pick up your first payment of $5000 through Money Gram store close to you The International Monetary Fund in Benin Republic. The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is compensating some scam victims and your email address was found in the scam victims list. This MoneyGram®office has been mandated by the IMF to transfer your compensation to You via Money Gram®Money Transfer. However, we have concluded to affect your own payment through Money Gram®Money Transfer, 5000.00 pay day until the total sum of $4.5 Million United States is completely transferred to you the receiver. We cannot be Able to send the payment with your email address alone, we are hereby Needed your information to where we will be sending the funds. Here is the information to pick up your first payment of $5000 through MoneyGram store close to you. Your Reference # 59-87-00-36 Sender first Name Chris Sender Last Name : Leung Programed Amount : $5.000.00USD (Track the MTCN by visiting::::::::: track) You Can Text or Call once you fill below Information to avoid wrong Transfer (Receivers name) (Country).. (Address).. (Phone Number) (You’re Age).. .. (ID copy). (You’re Email Address). Note that your payment files will be returned to the IMF within 72 hours if we did not hear from you because this was the instruction given to us by The IMF office here in Benin Republic. We will start the transfer as soon as we received your information. You are hereby warned not to communicate or Duplicate this message for any reason what so ever because the US FBI is Already on trace of any criminals from any where I am waiting for your email or text message once you pick up this $5,000.00. Please text me your direct telephone number because I need to be calling you once we send any payment for the information. Note we really need your current direct phone number so that once we make any payment we shall call you for the MTCN. Reply to Email ( Text only: +1(470) 276-4063 You’re faithful Mr. David Glover.

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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