Compensation scams

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Scam Email received June 18, 2018 from
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Sent from: Call WesternUnion+1 (502) 563-1482 Attn; Recipient, Welcome to Western Union Head Office and This is to inform you that International Monetary Fund IMF is compensating all the scam victims $2.500.000.00USD (Two Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollar Only each, and your name was found in the scam victim&s list. This Western Union head office has been mandated by the International Monetary Fund IMF Director to transfer your compensation fund to you via Western Union Transfer Daily. We the western union office here stated that you will be receiving your fund $2.500.000.00 at the maximum of $5,000.00 daily until the whole fund $2.500.000.00 is completely transfer to you. We have sent out your first payment $5,000 MTCN#_ 859-638-0981#. BELOW IS YOUR FIRST PAYMENT $5,OOO.OOUSD MTCN#______________ 859-638-0981# Sender’s First Name:- Greg Sender’s Last Name:Allen Sender’s Location:- Seattle,Benin Republic Amount sent:- $5000 Remember we need your full information as where we will be sending the second payments $5000 to avoid wrong transfer such as, Your Full Name:. Your Home Address:. Your Country/ City: Your Age:.. Your Sex:. Your Direct Phone Number: Your ID copy:. Note that your payment files will be returned to the I.M.F within 72 hours if we did not hear from you, this was the instruction given to us by the IMF. Contact us Below: The Western union Director: Name: Mr. Desmond Umeh Phone number: +1 (502) 563-1482

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”

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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