Compensation scams

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Scam Email received January 14, 2021 from
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Urgent Attention Happy new year to you,

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Urgent Attention Happy new year to you,

Urgent Attention Happy new year to you, –

Urgent Attention Happy new year to you, Diplomatic Agent Mr Willonm I have been trying to reach you on your telephone about an hour now just to inform you about my successful arrival in your Country which i was in JFK International Airport NEW YORK ) with your ATM CARD worth of $2.5 Million Dollars which I have been instructed by United Nation Ecowas Benin Republic branch to be delivered to you, Contact me with the information listed below Beneficiary name Address Tel phone- Country NOTE; The US$2.5Million, United States Dollars) is a compensation fund from the government of Benin to you from 12 January 2021. Your E-mail address was generated through the computer ballot system as one of the selected victims to receive this compensation fund, Finally, I will give you more information once you make sure that you reconfirm your Postal address and direct telephone number to me again to avoid any mistake on the delivery. Thank you

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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