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United Nations 1 Important message
[email protected]


Scam Email received 5/17/2019

Email From:

[email protected]

Sender Name:

UN SECRETARY(ALERT MESSAGE)

Email Subject:

United Nations 1 Important message


United Nations 1 Important message – [email protected]


Dear Sir/Madam, Based on the outcome of the 69th UN GENERAL MEETING held in New York, USA, I am directed to inform you that your Net Fund for Transfer Valued $72,800,000.00 has been approved and your international Fund Transfer Clearance Certificate ready in your names with Registered Certificate Number 00729. The $72,800,000.00 is generated from your Original Fund of approximately $64,000,000.00 plus your accrued interest of 15% amounting to $8,800,000.00. Without wasting time, contact the Fund Transfer Operator, UNITED NATION PAYMASTER GENERAL, DR DAVID JOHNSON with your banking information through his direct email address: [email protected] Please desist from contacting any other body from now except DR DAVID JOHNSON and make sure you quote your Certificate no: 00729 to him for easy retrieval of your payment File. Congratulation once more. Sincerely. Mr António Guterres, for the UN SECRETARY. UN SECRETARY(ALERT MESSAGE) – [email protected]

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”

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