Compensation scams

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Scam Email received 5/17/2019

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INTERPOL POLICE – [email protected]

Greetings, First of all, we introduce this commission (INTERPOL) International Police. We fight cyber crime, internet fraud, scam and money laundering in Africa, London, United State and Asian region. Our commission has been in existences since 2002 and our duty is to stop internet fraud. We have over 11,500 fraudsters in our Central prisons around UK, Asia and we are still on the lookout more. We are aware that a lot of foreigners have been deceived and huge amounts of money have been lost to them. The Leaders of the UN Crime Fighters, have come together to inform the world what is going on and we have recovered over $422 Million Dollars (Four Hundred and Twenty two Million Dollars) from the people we have apprehended. Your reference (Email id) was given to us by one of the fraudsters in our detention room after serious investigation and our aim is to refund all lost funds to its legitimate owners. The UN has approved a total of Five Hundred Thousand US Dollars only (US $ 500,000.00), as compensation to the loss that you incurred as this was a ceiling rate. Some suffered more while others suffered less and the idea is to restore back to the position that you would have been if not defrauded. In addition to the compensation amount approved in your favor is One Million US Dollars only ($1000, 000.00 USD), making it a total of One Million, Five Hundred Thousand US Dollars. This will be paid to you in the next few days. We still seek for others who feel they are wise raw away during the arrest and hope that you will be of assistance by giving us more information as per clue in apprehending them. The UN has issued instructions that foreign payment should be via ATM Card only and no representative(s) will be accepted in order to avoid diversion of beneficiary’s funds into their private account. We do hereby ask you to contact this office immediately with your personal data such as, Full name and address, country of origin, Company’s name & position (if any), Present occupation, Mobile/phone number for easier communication for ratification and to redeem your compensation. Regards INSPECTOR ANDREW SCOTT INTERPOL & SCAM VICTIMS NB: (confidential) if this email is received accidentally and you are not a scam victim, please Ignore and do not respond. POLICE UNIT – [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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