Compensation scams

Your ATM CARD payment is ready, Contact HSBC Bank now.
james4darden@gmail.comc


Scam Email received July 1, 2018 from www3432.co@aroma.ocn.ne.jp

james4darden@gmail.comc
james4darden@gmail.comc
Email From:

www3432.co@aroma.ocn.ne.jp

Subject:

Your ATM CARD payment is ready, Contact HSBC Bank now.

Other emails used:

james4darden@gmail.com, james4darden@gmail.comc

Email Subject:

Your ATM CARD payment is ready, Contact HSBC Bank now.


Your ATM CARD payment is ready, Contact HSBC Bank now. – james4darden@gmail.comc


United Nations Compensation Unit in affiliation with World Bank. Our Ref: U.N/WBO/HSBC /042/18. Your Attention Beneficiary; We have finally arranged to issue your compensation fund worth £1,750,000.00 into ATM CARD Via HSBC BANK ATM SECTOR, Be aware that every necessary arrangement has been made successfully with the HSBC BANK ATM SECTOR. Contact Person: James Darden Email: james4darden@gmail.comContact the HSBC BANK ATM SECTOR with your delivery information, your full name and your phone number which they will use and issue your ATM CARD. Meanwhile be aware that you are going to pay for the ACTIVATION of your ATM CARD, Contact them and ask them how much for ACTIVATION FEE. Sincerely, Mrs Godwin Ann. UNITED NATIONS COMPENSATION UNIT. james4darden@gmail.comc

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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