Compensation scams

Did you authorize Mr. Liu Kong Nam

Scam Email received 12/19/2021

Email From:

Sender Name:

Mr. David

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Email Subject:

Did you authorize Mr. Liu Kong Nam

Did you authorize Mr. Liu Kong Nam –

Hello , Did you authorize Mr. Liu Kong Nam of Kemuning Ray Street NO.8,Tomang.Jakarta, Indonesia to pay the pending wire transfer activation charges and claim your WORLD BANK/IMF compensation payment the sum of Seven million two hundred thousand US dollars?. Get back to me with your details. Regards David Williams Mr. David –

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”

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