Compensation scams

To: Email ID Owner, congratulations, for United Nations grant compensation.
fedreserve_bnk@usa.com


Scam Email received June 26, 2018 from fedreserve_bnk@usa.com

fedreserve_bnk@usa.com
fedreserve_bnk@usa.com
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fedreserve_bnk@usa.com

Subject:

To: Email ID Owner, congratulations, for United Nations grant compensation.

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To: Email ID Owner, congratulations, for United Nations grant compensation.


To: Email ID Owner, congratulations, for United Nations grant compensation. – fedreserve_bnk@usa.com


Sent from: Information Officer To: Email ID Owner, congratulations, for United Nations grant compensation. From the Desk of: Mrs. Steinberg Ross Dear Sir / Madam, We write to inform you that your United Nations Compensation payment valued US $5,000,000.00 (Five million United States Dollars) only is been processed and will be scheduled for release upon your prompt response to this letter. It is also important you note that from our record, you have been in contact with some unauthorized officials and some abnormalities have been observed in your file, which has to be corrected. Also, you are to confirm you’re personal information to the accredited payment officer, for verifying and authenticity of the formal information for onward rectification.Here are the information’s to confirm below; Name: . . . Home address: . . . Phone Number: … Sex (gender) and age: . . .The United Nations, United States of America Payment Clearing Center has been instructed to use the approved Foreign Exchange Allocation Order (FEAO) to clear all outstanding payment with immediate effect with our bankers in New York City, United States of America.You are hereby advice to contact the payment officer for final release of your payment.Bank Name: Federal Reserve Bank of New York City Contact Person: Mr. Herman Bull Email: fedreserve_bnk@usa.com Phone Number: +1-585-209-1845You will either receive your funds through Swift Transfer or Certified International Banker Draft. This subject you can discuss with the officer in charge by quoting the following reference to him (UN-FM- GBXXX- 33NO22/018). To this end, we urge you to establish contact with Mr. Herman Bull to make necessary arrangements for the payment of the funds to you, should you need any further clarification or assistance, do not hesitate to contact the undersigned. Yours Faithfully, Information Officer Mrs.Steinberg Ross fedreserve_bnk@usa.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”

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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