Compensation scams


Scam Email received July 10, 2018 from
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Sent from: Jim Yong Kim Beneficiary of Email Address. The World Bank Group/United Nation Compensation Commission and president of United States of America Donald Trump have sign and agree that all fund beneficiary delay in America Government/Africa countries must receive the sum of US$47,900.000.00 each from Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce and your email ID was submitted to us among those selected to receive the new compensation fund. Please for more information, contact Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce President & Chief Executive Officer Mr. Victor Dodig at with your full name, Full home Address and your Phone number for urgent payment notification to you before 72hours today or payment file will cancelled if you not response urgent. The Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce, commonly referred as CIBC, is one of the Big Five banks in Canada. The bank is headquartered at Commerce Court in Toronto, Ontario Canada. Congratulation once again. Best Regards Jim Yong Kim World Bank Group President United States.

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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