Compensation scams


Scam Email received June 23, 2018 from
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Mr. Femi Adesina Special Adviser on Media and Publicity (Presidency) Aso Rock Villa, Garki Abuja Federal Republic of FRAUD PREVENTION / NOTICE Dear Sir/Ma, I write this mail on behalf of President Muhammadu Buhari (Grand Commander of the Order of the Niger, GCON, and president,Commander-in-Chief of the Federal Republic of Nigeria) One of the major reason this office was created is to fight cyber crime, Internet fraud, scams and money laundering in Africa, America and United Kingdom We have over 3,500 of them in our jails around Africa, China, Malaysia and UK and we are still looking for these internet fraudsters and we are aware that a lot of foreigners have been deceived and huge amount of money has also been lost to this fraudsters after promising you percentages in their letters for you to help them move funds and they will end up demanding money from you and in return you will get nothing. The Leaders of the African and International Crime fighters has come together to inform the world what is going on now and we have recovered over Two Hundred and Twenty two Million Dollars (222,000.000.00) from the people we have apprehended. The reason we are writing you this letter is because your name was given to us by one of the fraudsters in our detention room after serious investigation and our aim is to refund all lost fund to its legitimate owner and redeem the lost good image of our dear country. The Government has approved a total sum of one million United states Dollars (1,000,000.00) only as compensation and the idea is to restore back to the position that you would have been if not that you were defrauded. You are hereby be advise to reconfirm the below: Your Name Your Mailing address Your Direct Mobile NumberOccupation: Age: Note: This mail should be highly confidential until you receive the above stated sum there in your country and for more clarification and update, call the above telephone number now. Contact Thank You for your maximum corporation Mr. Femi Adesina

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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