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Scam Email received June 30, 2018 from
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Attention Beneficiary

Attention Beneficiary –

Attention Beneficiary This is to inform you that the United Nation Organization in conjunction with the World Bank has released the 2018 compensation Fund which you are one of the lucky winners that won the sum of ( $1,500,000.00 USD ) One Million, Five Hundred Thousand US Dollars after the 2018 general meeting held in New York last month to help individuals to establish their own business/companies. Your E-mail was randomly selected among others to receive this Fund through our International Micro Soft Network during the compensation ballot survey/draws. However, your Compensation Fund of $1,500,000.00 USD has been credited into an ATM CARD which you are entitled to be withdrawing $3000 USD each day from the ATM CARD in any ATM Machine of your choice in your country or any where in the World. Therefore, contact Mr.John Roland, he is our representative and also United Nation`s Coordinator in West Africa that will help you receive your ATM CARD. You can contact him immediately with his contact address below so that he can explain to you how you can receive your ATM CARD before the expiring date. Contact Person: Mr John Roland E-mail: ( ) Please, make sure that you contact him as soon as you receive this message and also remember to get back to us once you receive the ATM CARD. We are at your service. Mr. António Guterres ( United Nation General Secretary )

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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