Compensation scams


Scam Email received June 15, 2018 from
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Sent from: Mr. Wallace Woodrow Attention: Beneficiary, CONTACT Western Union OFFICE FOR YOUR PAYMENT OF US$ 10.700.000.00 Be inform that We have been authorized by the United Nations Compensation Commission (UNCC) to release your compensation payment totaling the sum of US $10.700,000.00 through Western Union transfer.You will be receiving the sum of US $5,000.00 daily until the total sum of US $10,700,000.00 is completely transferred to you. Besides,we have already credited your first payment of US $5,000.00 today,therefore,you are advice to contact our director of foreign Remittance Department Mr Wallace Woodrow and request him to give you the details of your first payment such as Western Union MTCN and senders name to enable you pick up your first payment of US$5,000.00 at any Western Union office located around you.Kindly contact him through the information stated below for faster process. Contact Person: Mr.Wallace WoodrowTelephone Number: + E-MAIL: ( REMEMBER TO FORWARD HIM YOUR FULL INFORMATION AS REQUIRED BELOW TO ENABLE HIM LOCATE YOUR PAYMENT FILE AND ATTEND TO YOU IMMEDIATELY. 1. Your Full Name: 2. Address: 3. Age: 4. Occupation: 5. Telephone 6. Country: NOTE: that the amount to be paid to you is (USD 10.700,000.00 ),we expect your urgent response to this email ( to enable us monitor the payment effectively. Best Regards MR MICHAEL TUDON JNR

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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