Compensation scams

I DIDN’T FORGET YOUR PAST EFFORTS
westernuion.office043@gmail.com


Scam Email received June 28, 2018 from qqbr5@tea.ocn.ne.jp

westernuion.office043@gmail.com
westernuion.office043@gmail.com
Email From:

qqbr5@tea.ocn.ne.jp

Subject:

I DIDN’T FORGET YOUR PAST EFFORTS

Other emails used:

westernuion.office043@gmail.com, westernuion.office043@gmail.com

Email Subject:

I DIDN’T FORGET YOUR PAST EFFORTS


I DIDN’T FORGET YOUR PAST EFFORTS – westernuion.office043@gmail.com


DEAREST FRIEND, I AM MRS. JEANETTE SIMMONS AND I AM VERY HAPPY TO INFORM YOU ABOUT MY SUCCESS IN GETTING THAT FUND TRANSFERRED. I DIDN&T FORGET YOUR PAST EFFORTS AND ATTEMPTS TO ASSISTS ME IN TRANSFERRING THIS FUND DESPITE THAT IT FAILED US SOMEHOW, NOW I WANT YOU TO CONTACT THE WESTERN UNION OFFICE LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM ON THE INFORMATION BELOW AND RECEIVE YOUR COMPENSATION OF (US$ 5,200,000.00) FIVE MILLION TWO HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS. COMPANY NAME: WESTERN UNION OFFICE LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM CONTACT PERSON: Mr MICHEAL A. BROWN COMPANY EMAIL: westernuion.office043@gmail.com I WILL ADVISED TO FILL AND SEND THESE INFORMATION FOR VERIFICATION PURPOSES SO THAT YOUR FUND WILL BE TRANSFER TO YOU WITHOUT ANY FURTHER ATTEMPT OF SOMEONE TRYING TO CLAIM ON YOUR BEHALF. KINDLY RE-CONFIRM TO HIM THE FOLLOWINGS: 1) YOUR FULL GIVING NAME 2) YOUR TELEPHONE NUMBER.. 3) YOUR FULL HOME ADDRESS 4) YOUR CITY AND COUNTRY. 5) YOUR OCCUPATION.. 6) YOUR AGE AND SEX. 7) YOUR NEAREST AIRPORT. NOTE THAT IF YOU DID NOT SEND HIM THE ABOVE INFORMATION COMPLETE, THEY WILL NOT RELEASE THE FUND TO YOU BECAUSE THEY HAS TO BE SURE THAT THEY RELEASING THE FUND TO THE RIGHTFUL OWNER, WHICH I KEPT FOR YOU. IF YOU FOUND THIS MASSAGE IN SPAM FOLDER, IT COULD BE DUE TO YOUR INTERNET SERVICE PROVIDER, SO MOVE IT TO YOUR INBOX BEFORE YOUR REPLY REGARDS, MRS. JEANETTE SIMMONS westernuion.office043@gmail.com

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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