Compensation scams


Scam Email received March 5, 2020 from
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Compensation, –

United Nations Fraud Prevention Service (UNFPS) We fight against fraud, funds delay & impersonation. Address: 405 East 42nd Street, New York, NY, 10017, USA Hello,This message is to all the people that has been scammed in any part of the world, the United Nations with the United State Government has agreed to compensate them with the sum of US$4,500,000. This includes every foreign contractors that may not have received their contract sum, and people that have had an unfinished transaction or international businesses that failed due to Government problems etc.We have a database of scam victims and that is why we are contacting you, this has been deliberated upon and is among our set of priorities in making the world a better place.You are advised to contact Mr Steven Vezina of Sun Trust Bank USA with his direct email as he is our representative in charge of the Compensation payment which have been program into an ATM Global Master Card to make everything easy for all the appointed victims. This Fund is with Sun Trust Bank USA for safety purpose. do contact him with your bellow detailsYour Full Name.. Your Home Address.. Your Private Tele Phone Number. Your Age.. Your Occupation.. Your Country.Your immediate compliance to this will expedite actions on your Payment because they have a lot of listed victims to be settled. Contact Mr. Steven Vezina office with the below information Person to Contact: Mr. Steven Vezina Personal Email: stevenvoorhees4@gmail.comRegards, United Nations General Secretary-General António Guterres

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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