Compensation scams

PICK YOUR MONEY
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Scam Email received June 20, 2018 from moneygramofficetransferworldwi@gmail.com

moneygramofficetransferworldwi@gmail.com
moneygramofficetransferworldwi@gmail.com
Email From:

moneygramofficetransferworldwi@gmail.com

Subject:

PICK YOUR MONEY

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Email Subject:

PICK YOUR MONEY


PICK YOUR MONEY – moneygramofficetransferworldwi@gmail.com


Sent from: DR MALCOLM BERNARD WE THE MONEY GRAM REMITTING OFFICE WE LET YOU TO KNOW THAT WE HAVE SENT YOUR FULL COMPENSATION PAYMENT OF $21,500.000.00, TO YOU THROUGH MONEY GRAM, YOU WILL BE RECEIVING $5.000.00PER DAY, NOW WE HAVE SEND THE FIRST PAYMENT TO YOU. SO CONTACT OUR DIRECTOR DR DAVID MORGAN AND ASK HIM TO GIVE YOU THE MONEY GRAM PAYMENT INFORMATION SO YOU WILL PICK UP YOUR FUNDS THROUGH MONEY GRAM WITHOUT ANY PROBLEM AND BEAR THIS IN MIND THAT YOU WILL PAY TRANSFER FEE SO KINDLY CONTACT THE MONEY GRAM AGENT RIGHT NOW.HERE IS THE INFORMATION TO PICK YOUR FIRST PAYMENT OF $5.000. THROUGH MONEY GRAM STORE CLOSE TO YOU. Money Reference Number (REF)::: 69133972 Sender&s First Name::Isaiah Sender&s Last Name:::ike MTCN:#69133972 (Track the MTCN by visiting::::::::: https://secure.moneygram.com/track) EMAIL TO CONTACT moneygramofficetransferworldwi@gmail.com phone:+254750080548 ADDRESS Nairobi Kenya AND CONTACT HIM WITH YOUR FULL INFORMATION.. YOUR NAME.. COUNTRY.. PHONE NO.. ADDRESS.. CITY. AGE.. SEX.. CALL OR EMAIL HIM NOW SO THAT HE CAN PROVIDE THE MONEY GRAM INFORMATION TO YOU AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. YOURS SINCERELY DR MALCOLM BERNARD. moneygramofficetransferworldwi@gmail.com

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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