Compensation scams

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Scam Email received July 1, 2018 from
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Read carefully, The International Monetary Fund IMF and the World Bank is compensating all the scam victims $1.5Million United State Dollar DASH, and your email address was found in the scam victim&s list.This ATM card department office has been mandated by the IMF and the World Bank to transfer your compensation funds to you through an ATM CREDIT CARD to avoid any online fraud. We hereby advice that you stop any further communication with any other person(s) or office(s) to avoid any hitches in receiving of your payment. In-order to stop the internet fraudulent activities going on internet today, the following agencies (ICPO-Interpol, Euro-pol,FBI,Anti-Money Launder, Secret Service,EFCC, Australia Westpac Banking Corporation has taking a measures to see that Fraud activities going on in the internet in Africa including fraudulent acts in the world Today are stopped and there is progress. So we need your information as where we will be sending the ATM CARD,such as: Receiver full name: Address:– Country:- Phone number:- IMPORTANT NOTE: Your payment files will be returned to the IMF within 72 hours if we did not hear from you, this was the instruction given to us by the IMF. Dr.Mervat Said. ATM Payment Department ATM card International Plc. Drect

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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