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Receive your empowerment funds

Receive your empowerment funds –

Greetings, This is to inform you as there&s an ongoing United Nations/Unicef empowerment fund program for farmers and small scale business owners all over the world. This program is meant to empower the less privileged all over the world as this is not a loan but a give away. So the UN/UNICEF is giving a minimum of $1million, to maximum of $25million depending on your scale of business. If you&re interested kindly reply back with your full data to receive your empowerment funds. Thank you Yours Sincerely, Caryl M. Stern UNICEF-USA Chief Executive Officer United States Fund For Unicef.

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”

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