Compensation scams

From US Treasury Department

Scam Email received June 18, 2018 from
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From US Treasury Department

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From US Treasury Department

From US Treasury Department –

Sent from: US Treasury Department Attention US Department Of Treasury Have Compensated You With $5 Million Dollars After Meeting U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and International Monetary Fund (IMF) Regarding Reimbursement of $5 million dollars to our citizen Who lost money to scammers We have finally Agreed That You Will Receive Your 5 Million Compensation Fund today through cash delivery The Reason You&re Receiving $5 million dollars is because we discovered you was scammed by Africa people and government of America have decided to compensate you after our investigation regarding your scam case Contact Us For Your Compensation Fund Now With Your Identities As. Your Name Your Address.. Your Occupation/ Age.. Telephone number. Regards Steven Mnuchin Secretary US Department Of Treasury

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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