Inheritance scams

UNITED NATIONS ORGANIZATION Dear Email Owner/Fund Beneficiary,]

Scam Email received June 15, 2018 from]]]
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UNITED NATIONS ORGANIZATION Dear Email Owner/Fund Beneficiary,

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UNITED NATIONS ORGANIZATION Dear Email Owner/Fund Beneficiary,

UNITED NATIONS ORGANIZATION Dear Email Owner/Fund Beneficiary, –]

Sent from: STEVEN JOHNSON UNITED NATIONS ORGANIZATION Dear Email Owner/Fund Beneficiary,We have actually been authorized by the newly appointed United Nation secretary general, and the governing body of the UNITED NATIONS Monetary Unit, to investigate the unnecessary delay on your payment, recommended and approved in your favor. During the course of our investigation, we discovered with dismay that your payment has been unnecessarily Delayed by corrupt officials of the Bank who are Trying to divert your funds into their private accounts. To forestall this, security for your funds was organized in the form of your personal Identification number (PIN) ATM CARD and this will enable only you to have direct Control over your funds in the ATM CARD. We will monitor this payment ourselves to avoid the hopeless situation created by the Officials of the bank. An irrevocable payment guarantee has been issued by the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on your Payment. However, we are happy to inform you that based on our recommendation/Instructions; your complete Inheritance funds have been credited in your favor through ATM VISA CARD.With Som Of $2.6million united State Dollars You are therefore advice to contact: MR STEVEN JOHNSON Director ATM Payment Department His Cell phone Number +229 66432623 PLEASE EMAIL ME WITH THIS–{] reconfirm the following1. Your Full Name? 2. Address Where You Want the Courier Company to Send Your ATM Card? 3. Your Age? 4. Occupation? 5. cell/Telephone Number? 6. Country?Note that the only money you will send to 150 U S DOLLAR to the untied nations office for the delivery fee and Approval Payment certificate from IMF. Contact MR STEVEN JOHNSON now and tell him to advise you on how to receive your ATM CARD. As soon as you establish a contact with MR STEVEN JOHNSON an ATM Card will be sent to you immediately which you can use to withdraw your funds in any Bank ATM Machine in your Country, but the maximum is $6000 per day]

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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