Compensation scams

Dear Beloved Friend,

Scam Email received 11/11/2021

Email From:

Sender Name:

Gabriel Benjamin

Other emails used:,

Email Subject:

Dear Beloved Friend,

Dear Beloved Friend, –

Dear Beloved Friend, I thank you for your great effort to our unfinished transfer of funds in the past due to your effort, sincerity, courage and trust worthiness you showed during the transaction.I want to compensate you and show my gratitude to you with the sum funds which I have left a Certified International ATM VISA CARD for you in cash-able any automatic teller machine in your country. Now contact my friend Mr. Ade Ayeyemi the Eco Bank Director on below information Contact: Mr. Ade Ayeyemi Email: CODE OF ATM MASTER CARD OWNERSHIP DETAILS Issued By Gabriel Benjamin Type:Master-card Expire:8/10/2022 ATM Visa-Card No:5370 2502 2502 2502 Color: Blue Therefore, send him your telephone number including your current mailing address, where you want him to send the ATM master card to you, so contact my friend now before your Certified International ATM Master Card expires. Thanks And God Bless You. Mr. Gabriel Benjamin Gabriel Benjamin –

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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