Compensation scams

How are you today?

Scam Email received 9/15/2019

Email From:

Sender Name:

Dr.Joe Kamara

Other emails used:,

Email Subject:

How are you today?

How are you today? –

Dear Beneficiary, How are you today? Hope all is well with you and your family? I hope this mail meets you in a perfect condition. You may not understand why this mail came to you. But if you do not remember me, you might have receive an email from me in the past regarding a business proposal which we never concluded. I am happy to inform you about my success in getting those funds delivered under cooperation of a new partner from Dominican Republic. Presently I’m in Dominican Republic for investment projects with my own share of the total sum meanwhile, I didn’t forget your past efforts and attempts to assist me in delivery those funds despite that it failed us some how. Now contact Julius Johnson E-Mail ( ) Ask the bank to send you the total cash check of $7,500, 000,dollars which I kept for your compensation for all the past efforts and attempt to assist me in this matter. I appreciated your collective efforts at that time, so feel free and get in touch with my Mr.Julius Johnson and instruct him where to send the ATM VISA CARD to you. do it fast before the ATM VISA CARD EXPIRED. Please do let me know immediately you receive it so that we can share the joy after all the sufferings at that time. In the moment, I am very busy here in Dominican Republic because of the investment projects which I and the new partner are having at hand without confrontations, Finally, remember that I had forwarded instruction to the secretary on your behalf to receive that ATM VISA CARD, so feel free to get in touch with Mr.Julius Johnson he will send the ATM VISA CARD to you without any delay Regards, Dr.Joe Kamara Dr.Joe Kamara –

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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