Compensation scams


Scam Email received June 23, 2018 from
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Sent from: MR. JOHNSOM IBE URGENT RESPONSE Your first Payment of $5000 usd is approved to send to you today, So kindly reconfirm your receiver&s name information to the Western Union office for the approval of our fund payment of ($2.700`000`00USD) to be sign and release to you immediately to you send the below information to them: Note that your payment files will be returned to the IMF within 24 hours this is the instruction given to us by the IMF. Your Receiver Name _______ Your Country:__________ Your Telephone: No_______ Your Address: _________ Your Passport Id: ________ Mr: Agent Lawson peter Telephone number: +229 60331249 Contact our:Email:( Our Western Union Office will release your payment to you and the maximum amount you receiving each day from today is $5000 usd daily until the funds complete transferred. Once we receive your information. The transfer will commence. The IMF is compensating all the scam victims ($2.700`000`00USD) each, and your email address was found in the scam victim&s list.

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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