Compensation scams


Scam Email received June 22, 2018 from
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Sent from: rich ken Attention Beneficiary, Be inform that We have been authorized by the United Nations Debt Reconciliation Unit,to release your approved compensation and Award of US$4,500,000.00(USD 4.5Million). However, for security reasons, your funds has been loaded in MASTER CARD and this will enable only you to have direct control over it. You are advised to contact our director of ATM CARD Payment Center Of the African Development Bank (ADB) Mr Rich Ken, and request him to send your CARD to your address. Now contact Mr Rich Ken with your information below: Mr Rich Ken, African Development Bank (ADB) His Direct Phone:+1122965059849(Calls From U.S.A only) 1.send Your Full Names: 2. Address 3. Age: 4. Occupation: 5. Telephone Numbers:You&re expected to respond in swift to enable us commence the delivery Best Regards, Mr Williams, MAte are an independent auditor for World Bank / IMF on Foreign Banks Debt Management Office World Bank Auditors COTONOU. Republic Of Benin Tel/Fax +22962489680

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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