Compensation scams


Scam Email received July 10, 2018 from
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Good Sir/Madam,Our office is using this medium to notify you about your ATM card which we believe you might have forgotten about it, your outstanding compensation payment due to delay on the delivery up till now. We are here by write to inform you that your payment file was found in our Office and we discovered that your Compensation payment of $3.7 Million United State Dollars have not been sent to you as it was instructed by The United Nation Organization body (UN) which our bank are affiliated as oversee partner. We are here to inform you that your payment has been converted into ATM Visa/Master Card to free it from Expiring, and all the necessary arrangement for your ATM VISA CARD Payment worth of $3.7 Million United State Dollars has been granted for your payment through Our ATM Card Department Center. Now Your ATM Visa/Master Card is well packaged with every legal documents to convey it having any problem with any Authorities or with your Federal Government has been concluded and formalized. Both activation process of your ATM Master Card and issue the Secret PIN CODE/NUMBER to enable you start using it at any ATM MACHINE worldwide of your choice nearest to you, as soon as it has been activated, But if you are unable to come down here in our office in person you will be required to update our ATM Department Center with your contact delivery details as stated below so that they will proceed with the necessary arrangement for the delivery of your ATM MASTER CARD. 1. Your Full name, ________________ 2. Your Home Address, _____________ 3. Your Telephone number, _________ 4. Your Age/sex, __________________ 5. Your Occupation, _______________ 6. Scan copy of your International Identify Card Therefore you should contact OUR ATM CARD PAYMENT DEPARTMENT CENTER immediately with the below details;Contact Person; Mr Morris Douglas E-Mail: Try to contact him immediately to know when your ATM VISA CARD will be delivered to you. I am waiting for you to update us as soon as you have received your Visa/Master ATM Card. Thanks You. Yours sincerelyMs. Amina J. Mohammed Executive Secretary, United Nations.This email has been checked for viruses by Avast antivirus software.

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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