Compensation scams


Scam Email received July 9, 2018 from
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Attn; After several investigations and research at internet database we find you among those that have been defrauded and this proves that you have truly been swindled by scammers in the hope of getting one fund or the other that is not real.We are working together with National Security agencies to track every fraudsters down,do not respond to their e-mails,letters and phone calls any longer as they are scams and you should be very careful to avoid being a victim to fraudsters any longer because they have nothing to offer you but to rip-off what you have worked earnestly hard to earn. The sum of Two Million Seven Hundred Thousand US Dollars (US$2.7M USD) should be transferred to you as compensation for been defrauded. Be warned! Stop all communication with them. We have deposited your fund at payment agent location where the investigation started. Reconfirm your information to them so they can be sure of the person they are paying. Contact the payment agent office through this email address stated below; Contact person: Mr.Roy Moore Email:( ) Yours sincerely, Mrs.Lucia Brooks Investigation Officer

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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