Compensation scams

Payment Notice

Scam Email received June 29, 2018 from
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Payment Notice

Payment Notice –

Good day, Have you received your funds of $10.5 Million dollars from the IRS / Homeland office If not contact the information below, This mail has been securely verified from the Homeland Security office United States. Homeland Security US Department Office Address : Federal Government Office 300 7th St SW Office Secretary : Mr. Mark Allen Contact Email : We are happy to inform you from our office here in Washington that we have recovered the sum of Ten Million five hundred thousand United State dollars from those internet fraudster and imposters who have scammed people of their money, with the help of the international Criminal Committee and also the {F.B.I}. The reason for contacting you is that we have found your email to be among the people who are to be compensated with the sum above as your email and name has fall among our list of beneficiaries to pay. You don&t have to worry as long as you follow all the instruction from Mark Allen who is to approve and direct your payment funds to you . We have informed Mark Allen to make arrangement for your payment to you which we believe is ready now with confirmation that as soon as you contact him then there should be no delay or problem on this as this is 100% real and legal. Now understand that the United State Government or the Department of Treasury will not hold your payment for any reasons as long as this email get to you, then know that you have been selected to receive the payment without any delay it does not matter which country you are from know that there is all possible payment to you and have been confirm before sending you this email so be free to contact Mark Allen let him finish this transaction for you once and for all. The IRS / Homeland have been waiting for you to get back to them all this time i see no reason why you should abandon your funds. Also make sure you Re-confirm your information to the IRS / Homeland to avoid any mistake. You can also confirm your information below to the Homeland SecurityFull Name : Full Home Address : Tel Phone Number : Occupation : Age :Contact the IRS/Homeland Security as soon as this mail get to you to avoid any delay on your payment Mrs Kiiara Mathews have received her total fund of $ 10.5 million a week ago. Your email will be responded to as soon as you confirm your information and we will treat it urgently and release your payment of Ten Million five hundred thousand United State dollars ($10.5 Million ) to you, please you are only advice to contact Mr. Mark Allen if you have not received your payment. Homeland Security US Department Federal Government Office 300 7th St SW.

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”

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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