Compensation scams

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Attn: Attn: E-mail Address Owner!. This is to inform you that, we have been working towards the eradication of fraudsters and scam Artists in Africa Countries with the help of the African Union (AU) and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). The International Monetary Fund (IMF) have ordered all the money recovered to be shared among the scam victim`s as compensation and your E-mail address was listed among our scam victim file, maybe you have been scammed before, This is to inform you that your own payment has been credited by ATM VISA CARD valued US$950.00.000. The card center will send you an ATM CARD issued in your name to allow you start withdrawing your money from! any ATM MACHINE in the world. Furthermore you advice to reconfirm your postal address include your full name and direct contact telephone number through the contact information bellow. MANAGING DIRECTOR SWIFT CARD UBA BANK Name Of our agent Mr.Michael Osasis E-mail : Tel: +22998342782 (AU) have paid for the Insurance & Delivery fee. The only fee you have to pay is their Security fee only. Please indicate the registration Code Number(awb-33xzs) to DHL when contacting them. Congratulations once again!! Regards. Notification Officer.

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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