Compensation scams


Scam Email received March 20, 2020 from
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Dear Email Owner/Fund Beneficiary, COMPENSATION FUNDS PAYMENT ORDER This is to inform you that, we have been working towards the eradication of fraudsters and scam Artists in Africa with the help of the Organization of African Unity (OAU), the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and FBI. We have been able to track down so many of this scam artist in various parts of African countries and Europe, which includes (Nigeria, United Kingdom, Spain, Ghana, Cameroon and Senegal) and they are all in Government custody now, they will appear at International Criminal Court (ICC) Hague (Netherlands) soon for Criminal/Fraud Justice. During the course of our investigation, we have been able to recover so much money from these scam artists. The United Nations Anti-Crime Commission and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) have ordered that the money recovered from the Scammers to be shared among 100 Lucky people around the World for compensation. This Email/Letter is been directed to you because your email address and country name was found in one of the scammer Artists file and computer hard-disk while the investigation, maybe you have been scammed. You are therefore being compensated with the sum of $2,200,000.00Usd (Two Million Two Hundred Thousand United State Dollars). We have arranged your payment to be paid to you direct to your bank account in your country. To receive the above fund, you are therefore advised to contact the (West African Reserve Bank private Bank Agent) who will transfer the fund to your bank account from Reserve Bank. We have advised the Bank Agent to open a private email address with a new number as to enable us to monitor this payment and the transfer communications to avoid further delay or misdirection of your fund. Kindly contact the West African Reserve Bank private Bank Agent now with the below contact details: Contact: Mr. John William Kenney Compensation Fund Transfer Dept. (West African Reserve Bank) Contact Email: ( Contact him now and forward the below details to him: 1. Your Full Name: 2. Your Age: 3. Occupation: 4. Cell/Mobile Number: 5. Country of resident 6. Gender 7. Marital status Yours in Service. Mrs. Amina J. Mohammed Deputy Secretary-General United Nations Funds Investigation Unit.

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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