Compensation scams

Greetings Beneficiary !!!!!
[email protected]


Scam Email received 5/17/2019

Email From:

[email protected]

Sender Name:

Ms. Carla Grasso

Email Subject:

Greetings Beneficiary !!!!!


Greetings Beneficiary !!!!! – [email protected]


MONEYGRAM MONEY TRANSFER OFFICE Address: 840 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, OH 44114, USA Hours: 7AM–7PM Tel phone: +1 216-350-3146 Call or Text Greetings Beneficiary !!!!! NOTE: If you received this message in your SPAM/JUNK folder, that is because of the restrictions implemented by your Internet Service Provider, treat it genuinely. The International Monetary Fund Annual Compensation from USA . The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is compensating some scam victims and your email address was found in the scam victims list. This MONEYGRAM®office has been mandated by the IMF to transfer your compensation to you via MONEYGRAM® Money Transfer. However, we have concluded to effect your own payment through MONEYGRAM® Money Transfer, $4,980.00USD per Day until the total sum of $1.3 Million is completely transferred to you the receiver. We can’t be able to send the payment with your email address alone instead, we hereby need your information to where we will be sending the funds. You Can Text us and fill below Information Or contact us via email. (Receiver name)………… (Full Address)…………………. ………. (Direct Mobile Phone Number)………………… Contact the MoneyGram Director with this information: Name: Mr. Richard Maxwell Director for MoneyGram Cleveland Ohio, USA. Private Email: [email protected] Office Tel: +1 216-350-3146 Call or Text Note that your payment files will be returned to the IMF within 72 hours if we did not hear from you because this was the instruction given to us by the IMF office here in Cleveland Ohio, USA. We will start the transfer as soon as we receive your information. You are hereby warned not to communicate or duplicate this message for any reason what so ever because the US FBI is already on trace of the criminals from Africa. Sincerely, Ms. Carla Grasso Assumed office as Deputy Managing Director and Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) International Monetary Fund! Ms. Carla Grasso – [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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