Compensation scams

United Nation Compensation

Scam Email received June 17, 2018 from
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United Nation Compensation

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Email Subject:

United Nation Compensation

United Nation Compensation –

Sent from: Dr. Johnson Williams Beneficiary, Your Over-due ATM Card Payment Compensation fund from United Nations Compensation Commission valued US$750.000.00 has been deposited here in the Bank on your behalf. Therefore, re-confirm your information such as,full Name, Address and Telephone Numbers. Also state categorically your age, occupations and marital status. Immediately contact the Coordinator Compensation Unite .Mr.Harris Owen who is in position to make sure you receive your ATM Card . Mr.Harris Owen Coordinator United Nations Compensation Unite Programe. Coris International Bank For Africa Head Office Carlifornia. ***************************** (United Nations Compensation Commission, MAKING THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE). yours sincerely, United Nation Compensation,

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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