Compensation scams

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Scam Email received July 5, 2018 from
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EcoBank Pan African Bank Rue De Lome, Ave. Juan Paul d 2nd, Cotonou Benin Attention: Beneficiary, This is to inform you that we have been working towards the eradication of fraudsters and scam Artists in Africa and Europe with the help of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) United Nations (UN), European Union (EU) and FBI. We have been able to track down some scam artist in various parts of African countries and Europe which includes ( United Kingdom , Nigeria , Republic of Benin , Burkina Faso Ghana and Senegal with cote d’ivoire ) the scam artists we tracked are all in Government custody right now, they will appear at International Criminal Court (ICC) soon for Justice. During the course of investigation, they were able to recovered some funds from these scam artists and IMF organization have ordered the funds recovered to be shared among the 70 Lucky people listed around the World as a compensation. This notice is been directed to you because your email address was found in one of the scam Artists file and computer hard-disk on investigation, maybe you have been scammed, You are therefore being compensated officially with sum of ($900,000.00) Nine hundred thousand US Dollars which is right now deposited with Ecobank {The Pan African Bank} Cotonou Head Office and we have giving them instructions to credit you with the sum of ($900,000.00) Nine hundred thousand US Dollars as soon as you contact them, you are advised to contact EcoBank Cotonou Financial Manager Mrs. Onuwa Daniel with the below contact information so that she will proceed on your transfer. His Contact email is: Phone +22966584314 Your funds code of conduct is AL488, don&t forget the code on conduct while contact his because he will ask you about it, NB: if she did not pick calls please send her an email as she is always busy.. You are required also to e-mail her with the following information: CODE OF CONDUCT: AL488 YOUR FULL NAME: YOUR AGE: ADDRESS: DIRECT CONTACT PHONE OR CELL NUMBER: (I recommends that you send her an email if you needs urgent attention) Thanks for your understanding as you follow up instructions while we wait to hear from you. Yours in Services Mrs. Luisa Mark

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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