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Scam Email received 5/18/2019

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Attn: Beneficiary (WHY DID YOU ABANDON YOUR PAYMENT) – [email protected]

Federal Ministry of Finance Headquarters: Amadu Bello Way Garki, Central Business District , P.M.B. 251 Abuja FCT, Nigeria From the Desk of Dr Mrs Kemi Adeosun Minister of Finance Dear Sir, I would be glad if you can take my sincere advice regarding your unclaimed fund with the Nigeria Government. of which I will advice you to put claims to your funds immediately by reconfirming all your information. Top-secret, is that I will assist you to obtain a ” SURETY BOND ” on your behalf which will empower your fund to be remitted while chargeable fees during the payment process should be paid later, in other words, after you must have seen your fund inside your bank account. This is the beauty of the surety bond.Demand for it.Your payment was a center-piece discussion in a joint-session meeting held today.This is the only solution to your payment Meanwhile, I advice that you forward to me the following Information to enable me to be sure that I am dealing with you Your Comprehensive Address: Contact Number Attached Copy of your ID Bank Information Including you Bank Account Number , Swift Code and Rutting Number. Immediately I receive all the above mentioned information, I will assist you for the commencement of your payment. I attach my Working ID for your verification and confirmation. Yours Faithfully, From Dr Mrs Kemi Adeosun Minister of Finance OFFICE – [email protected]

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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