Compensation scams


Scam Email received 7/16/2019

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FROM THE DESK OF NATIONAL SECURITY/DIPLOMATIC WAREHOUSE BANJUL THE GAMBIA DIPLOMATIC DELIVERY OF YOUR CONSIGNMENT Attention, This is to inform you that the arrangements have been concluded in respect to direct shipment of your consignment to your country. I choose to conclude shipment to ensure it is lifted before contacting you. This process is the Airlifting of funds/consignment from one country to another via a diplomatic means of delivery. I found out that this consignment has been lying in our correspondent office in overseas because you could not settle cost of fees for the release of your consignment fund to you. This is why I decided to use my position as the Shipment officer in charge of this Organization to convey this consignment to your Country. To enable you confirm when your consignment will arrive. I believe you will compensate me well with a good remuneration when you receive the consignment. Note: I know the content of the trunk Box because I could see the amount you are supposed to receive. This is the major reason I decided to get involved. You must also know that this arrangement does not involve any of the people you were dealing with in the past because this consignment has been surrendered to the Government. Hence my involvement, furthermore you will find the attached files of your consignment box here to enable you know that I have idea of your transaction. Thank you for your understanding and I await your urgent respond or phone call 002207723978. You can ask me any question relating to this regards. Sincerely, George Smith Wilson. Chief Shipment Office. IMPORTANT LEGAL NOTICE: The information contained in this communication is confidential, may be client privileged, may constitute inside information, and is intended only for the use of the addressee. It is the property of DELIVERY MAN, LIMITED and the sender. Unauthorized use, disclosure or copying of this communication or any part thereof is strictly prohibited and may be unlawful. If you have received this communication in error, please notify us immediately by return e-mail or by e-mail to , and destroy this communication and all copies thereof, including all attachments. DELIVERY EXPSS –

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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