Compensation scams

Dear Beneficiary

Scam Email received July 5, 2018 from
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Dear Beneficiary –

Sent from: robertumar Dear Beneficiary I am Diplomat Robert Umar and this email is coming to you from UN Foreign Payment department office Washington DC United States Your over due compensation fund from UBA Bank Of Africa which we agreed to deliver to you in fiscal cash payment the fund is already sealed and package with a security proof of a Consignment box worth 25 Million dollars Right now Im currently in Bellingham International Airport Washington DC United States of America As a diplomatic agent I want to let you know that Im waiting for you to forward your current delivery information Quickly contact me with your full information as required so I must proceed to your house and deliver your Cash Consignment to you Your full name Current delivery address mobile phone number and your nearest airport So I can be able to locate your home immediately with your package and to avoid delivering your fund to the wrong person contact me right away with your full information and also can reach me at phone number::+1 (202) 991 9722) OR Email me ( regards Diplomat Robert Umar UN Foreign Payment Officer

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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    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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