Compensation scams

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Scam Email received June 30, 2018 from
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From Office of Senate Leader, Federal Republic of Nigeria Attention: Sir/Ma Pleasure giving you brief introduction of my profile. I am  David Mark new Senate leader. I was Former Senate President before I elected new Senate leader on June 9, 2015 12:34 pm by admin Comments. Immediate I past senate president, I has been sworn in as the new Senate Leader for the 8th Senate Assembly, I consider it expedient to hold this interaction with you today as new Senate Leader for the 8th Senate Assembly. The British  High Commission in Nigeria received a report of scam against you by African citizens of any of these countries Nationalities i.e. Nigeria, Benin Republic, Ghana , Bukina faso, Equatorial Guinea and the entire West African states (Ecowas). The Government of the West African Countries have recompensed you following the meeting held on the June 27th 2018 with the Government of the various countries& High commission for the fraudulent activities carried out by the her Citizens on your person. This is to cushion the effect of the present economic difficulties on you. As regards to above, your data confirms that you were among those defrauded as listed by these countries Financial Intelligent Unit (NFIU) through email scams. A compensation has been set aside to all the affected victims which you are one of them.Be informed that a total of FIVE MILLION, FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS Only(US$5.500,000.00) was allocated to you by the Heads of States of the West African Countries{ECOWAS}as one of the fraud victims. On acknowledgment of this mail your current phone number/contact address should be made available to this office to enable it effect the processing and release of the fund to you. At this juncture you are therefore advised to stop any further communication/correspondence with any one/body claiming to be holding your fund (fraudsters) as such will result to a total cancellation of the release of the stated fund to you. You are requested to forward your fund receiving details to this office to enable the effect immediately the release of your approved sum. Do not forget to include your full contact details and phone and fax numbers. Attention:Sir/Ma. You should therefore contact this office  for the release of your approved compensation with your details as requested above. I am waiting to hear from you. Senate Leader, Federal Republic of Nigeria.

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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