Compensation scams

Contact the western union agent for your fund
westnnion012@gmail.com


Scam Email received July 5, 2018 from globa.lmax@yahoo.com

westnnion012@gmail.com
westnnion012@gmail.com
Email From:

globa.lmax@yahoo.com

Subject:

Contact the western union agent for your fund

Other emails used:

westnnion012@gmail.com, westnnion012@gmail.com

Email Subject:

Contact the western union agent for your fund


Contact the western union agent for your fund – westnnion012@gmail.com


Attention: Beneficiary. I am Mrs. Tina More from Ministry Of Finance Cotonou (Head office)this is to bring to you notice that after the conference meeting we had, The Government of this country realized that you are among those that involved in scam victim we have in our list to Compensate by the government of this country as instructions from United Nation(UN)The Governor of this state Cotonou Benin Republic has instructed this office to forward your file to WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER DEPARTMENT to pay you the sum of US$1.200,000.00 through WESTERN UNION. His Excellence the GOVERNOR has instructed the WESTERN payment department Dr. Patrick Onu to send the sum of US$1.200,000.00 through his custody for easy receiver of your funds. You are to contact them now to ensure that your fund will be transferring to you once you send them the needed information to avoid wrong transaction.According to the demands of WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER you are to receive your fund at the installment rate of $5,000.00 daily until the US$1.200,000.00 is completely transferred to you accordingly. You are to contact them now with the bellow information to avoid wrong transaction. Reconfirm your address (1)Your Full name:.. (2)Your Phone number:.. (3)Your Contact address:.. (4)Your.. Listen very carefully, tell Dr. Patrick Onu that you advise to contact him by Mrs. Tina More. from Ministry Of Finance here in Cotonou Benin ;Below is their Contact Information. Contact with this information below: CONTACT PERSON: DR. PATRICK ONU EMAIL: address : westnnion012@gmail.com PHONE NUMBER: +229 63073540 Address: 12 Avenue Island streets, Cotonou, Benin Republic Please, do not forget to update me as soon as you receive your first payment. Best regards. Mrs.Tina More F.A in Ministry of Finance Benin Republic westnnion012@gmail.com

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”

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