Inheritance scams


Scam Email received July 6, 2018 from
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NBRABC,DELIVERY DEPT. ABUJA Our Ref: UN/CBN/IMF/XX16/11/017 WEBSITE: FEDERAL GOVERNMENT HAS RELEASED YOUR COMPENSATION.. Good Attention: Dear Friend, How are you today? Hope all is well with you and family?,You may understand why this mail came to you, We have been having meetings including the just ended UN ECONOMIC REFORMS SUMMIT 2017 in the USA with the UNITED NATIONS Secretary-General António Guterres, the United Nations in conjunction with World Bank and CBN, Nigeria. They have decided to build back the image of this great Organization by paying all foreign Scammed Victims, Unpaid contractors, Inheritance Beneficiary&s who lost their money in pursuit of their payments. Your name have been brought to us by the team of auditors from the United Nation&s Home Du Affairs Office, as among the people to receive the compensation in West Africa and parts of Europe, The total amount of US$10.500,000.00 have been set aside for each of you whose names are in this list as Compensation payment of your funds, which the rest of your total actual Amount will follow suit after your receipt of this first batch of CATEGORY A Beneficiary, Due to Excessive vices, we have decided to pay you from the UNITED NATIONS HOME DU AFFAIRS OFFICE, ABUJA, You are to Contact DR. MRS. KATHY EKEH-WALKER {DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS} immediately for further inquiries through her Official Email and phone# on: with the following information below so that they can submit your file for Verification and Release of your Payment Approvals Certificates: 1.) YOUR FULL NAMES [NO NICKNAMES] 2.) YOUR PHONE NUMBERS ( CELL AND OFFICE/HOME) 3.) YOUR ID CARD OR DRIVER&S LICENSE COPY 4.) YOUR HOME/MAILING ADDRESS [NO P.O. BOX#] In conjunction with The UNITED NATIONS, WORLD BANK AND INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND (IMF) we anticipate your total compliance to this message immediately to enable your payment within 7working days of receiving your personal details above, Hence your payment will be made to you through a more sophisticated and secured means by ATM MASTERCARD CARD from Bank Security Corps, London which will be used privately, Congratulations!!!! Yours in Service, DR. MRS KATHY EKEH-WALKER OFFICE OF THE FOREIGN DEPT. DEPT RECONCILIATION PROGRAM WEBSITE: CC : WORLD BANK CC : INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND

The above email is a scam. If you still think is legitimate, but you’re still concerned, then follow these steps:

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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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