Compensation scams

Re: Your Package
executivechairmaneconomicandfi@gmail.com


Scam Email received 1/10/2020

Email From:

ledgettm1@gmail.com

Sender Name:

Efcc Nigeria

Other emails used:

executivechairmaneconomicandfi@gmail.com,

Email Subject:

Re: Your Package


Re: Your Package – executivechairmaneconomicandfi@gmail.com


EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN, ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL CRIMES COMMISSION (EFCC) (WE ARE AT YOUR SERVICE) 15A Awolowo Road, Ikoyi, Lagos. Nigeria Phone: +234 1 2674651-12 Attention: I am Mr. Bob Ernest, Head of Media and Publicity to(E.F.C.C),Economic and Financial Crime Commission,I have been ask to contact you in Respect of Your Compensation Sum Of $3.316 million Dollar, of the ongoing Compensation to the luckily selected internet Scam Victims around the world. View the link bellow for more information http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/4320984.stm (1) Full name………………… (2) Mobile Number:……………. (4) Country of origin:………….. (5) Home address:……………….. (6) Sex:………… (7) Occupation…………………. (8) A copy of your ID……………… Best Regards Mr. Bob Ernest, Head of Media and Publicity EFCC Efcc Nigeria – executivechairmaneconomicandfi@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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