Compensation scams

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Scam Email received June 26, 2018 from
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Sent from: Anita Hassan Attn Beneficiary. Good news,The BRITISH High Commission has actually verified and discovered that your payment has been unnecessarily delayed by corrupt officials of the Company who are trying to divert your fund of $10.500,000,00 into their private accounts. Therefore we have obtained an irrevocable payment guarantee on your Payment with WORLD Bank to make your payment through our new ATM VISA CARD system which you can use to withdraw your money in any ATM MACHINE around your area. So we are here by inviting you to our office to pick up your ATM VISA CARD but if you cannot be able to come down here in our office in person be inform that you are going to pay for shipping fee of your ATM visa CARD, so if you are unable to come down here then you are required to update us so that we will proceed with the necessary arrangement for the delivery of your ATM VISA CARD. As of now be informed that all arrangement has be made and the ATM VISA CARD has already in your name, but to RE-ACTIVATE the ATM Card you have to forward your current information as requested below to the bank for the ATM Card re-actification, then we will send you the ATM CARD for your immediate use. Here are the information you have to forward to the bank. 1. Your Full Names:______ 2. Postal Address:_______ 3. Direct Cell Numbers:_______ 4. E-mail Address:________ 5. Sex:_____ 6.Age:_____ 7. Occupation:________ 8.Nationality:________ Therefore you are advised to contact UBA Bank accountant Manager Mr Godwin Ellipsis with below Email address( ) Thank you once again May God establishes you with this little compensation in Jesus name Amen. CONTACT PERSON:Mr Godwin Ellipsis Chief Executive Officer UBA Bank Plc Nigeria Direct Hotline: +234-8020-8375-84 E-mail: ( ) Get back to me once you received the ATM VISA CARD OK. Thanks and God bless you. Mrs. Anita Hassan

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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