Compensation scams


Scam Email received November 26, 2020 from
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DHL international Benin Lot No. 23 Patte D&Oie 03 BP 2147 Cotonou, Benin Republic. DHL PACKAGE DELIVERY NOTIFICATION Your package worth the total sum of USD$2,500,000.00 United State Dollars in an ATM CARD is here in our office. It was deposited to this office by the United Nations {HEAD CONSULTANT} saying that it was won by your email address in their ongoing online random selection Compensation Program 2019/2020 in association with the International Corporation Benin Republic OIL&GAS LTD. What you have to do now is to contact our delivery department with your information and as soon as we confirm your details our delivery team will commence with the delivery of your package to your designated address immediately.You would required to submit information below such as: Your Full Name: Your Home address: Your Phone Number: YOUR NEAREST AIRPORT: Your Country: We shall proceed on your delivery as soon as we confirm your information, I also wish to inform you that you will be taking the responsible of the delivery charges being USD$120.00 only. NOTE THAT;,you are to contact our Head Dispatch Officer( MR. EZE OBI) at this Email: with all this information to avoid wrong delivery Thanks. Mrs Rebecca Johnson

The above email is a scam. If you still think is legitimate, but you’re still concerned, then follow these steps:

Ten Minutes 10 minutes.

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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