Compensation scams

The Presidency.

Scam Email received July 7, 2018 from
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The Presidency.

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The Presidency.

The Presidency. –

PRESIDENCY [–~C] [–~C] [–~C] PRESIDENCY Federal Republic of Nigeria OFFICE OF HIS EXCELLENCE PRESIDENT FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA Aso Rack villa Abuja Attention dear fund beneficiary/Scam victim: Sir/Madam, In my capacity as the President, Federal Republic of Nigeria I am writing this few lines to you and hope it meets you and your family in good health this new year. With due respect and humility, I write this few lines to you out of my tight and busy schedule and it is my hope it shall meet you and your family well? I personally took my time to established the truth from you. I am indeed worried and confused based on a contradictory report on your payment, sent to me by management of Nigeria Apex Bank, (CBN) released a mountain of evidence but very contradictory about your payment and I am not too satisfied with the reports. Please, kindly confirm if your payment has been credited into your Bank account Yes or No? My government is taking foreign debts settlement as a top priority and a significant efforts has been made already. Please, if you&re not paid as I was told, kindly act fast and get back to me with your full Banking details, your name, personal address and Mobile number. I am indeed very sorry for the delay in payment. I am committed to justice and fairness, and I am committed to restore lost hope. I anticipate you urgently reconfirm the under listed information&s, note payment is strictly Bank to Bank transfer only. 1. Full Banking details, 2. Your full names, 3. Personal address 4. Mobile number. Upon receipt of these information&s I will personally submit it to the paying Bank and monitor the transfer process. Stop all previous communication with anyone, office, Bank or government agency henceforth. Wishing you and your family the best of luck. Thanks, Yours truly, [–~C] His Excellency, Mr. Muhammadu Buhari-GCON, GCFR, BNER, GCON President Elect,-Federal Republic of Nigeria. FRN. [–~C] [–~C] seal of authority

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

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  3. Confirm using the information you have found

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  4. Check if the email has been sent to multiple people

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