Compensation scams


Scam Email received June 29, 2018 from
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My Dear Friend. My beloved, I want you to know that I have succeeded in completing the transfer with the help of my new partner but I did not forget you due to your effort, sincerity, courage and trustworthiness you showed at the course of transferring my funds to your account even though we did not succeed at that time. Now I want to compensate you and show my gratitude to you with the sum of USD$3.750M (Three Million Seven Hundred and Fifty Thousand United States Dollars) which represent 10% of the funds. I am sorry I could not make it up to 30% as we agreed initially because your sudden quit made me go for another partner who also must be settled, I hope you will understand and accept things the way they are. I have authorized Agent where I deposited the money to issue you a CERTIFIED BANK DRAFT cashable in you bank.I will like you to contact the CEO in charge of the deposit Company for the collection of the money by DRAFT. The name of the agent is Mr. Orlando Martinez, he is in Richmond British Columbia, Canada CONTACT AGENT : Mr. Orlando Martinez EMAIL him or better send him a text Tel: +1 504 612 6535 To avoid unnecessary delays and complications, please quote your 1. Full Name: 2. Residential Address: 3. Phone Number:. . 4. Nationality . 5. Present Country. .. At the moment, I am very busy in the foreign because of the investment projects which myself and my new partner Mr.Hillton of CTL Express Courier Company are having at hand. Finally, remember that I have forwarded instruction to Mr. Orlando Martinez at the finance house on your behalf to send the bank draft to you as soon as you contact him without delay. Please I will like you to accept this token with good faith as this is from the bottom of my heart. Thanks and God bless you and your family.Hope to hear from you soon. My sincere advice to you as a christian is that you should endeavour to pay your tithe to a bible believing church when you get the money. However, I want you to contact Mr. Orlando Martinez immediately as soon as you receive this information because he is leaving for CYPRUS by the end of this month and this might cost a delay for you to receive this draft. Yours Sincerely, Mr. Alvin Alton KELLY

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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  3. Confirm using the information you have found

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    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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