Compensation scams


Scam Email received July 3, 2018 from
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Dear Sir Please take your time to read the message contained in this letter and respond I am the Chairman of the Contract Award Review Panel as well as the Group Executive Director Finance and Accounts of the NIGERIAN NATIONAL PETROLEUM CORPORATION NNPC I am in search of a partner to assist me in the transfer of US105M Ten million, five hundred thousand UNITED STATES DOLLAR being money extracted from over invoiced Contract Sum I would like you to invest the money on my behalf in any viable sector of your countrys Economy You will be adequately compensated with 30 of the overall sum If you regard this favorably you can send me your private phone and Fax numbers for easier communication Respectfully Abdulmalik Aminu

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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