Compensation scams

[email protected]

Scam Email received 5/17/2019

Email From:

[email protected]

Sender Name:

C Venier

Email Subject:


Re: PAYMENT REMINDER – [email protected]

Dear Sir/Madam, Best wishes to you and your family. This is to inform you that the United States Government, UN Secretary General António Guterres in collaboration with the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has instructed the Nationwide Bank to remit your unpaid funds into your nominated bank account, the reason for this payment is because your name was among the list of unpaid beneficiaries and scam victims that lost a lot of money to African and European Fraudsters. You are hereby advised to get back to this office without any further delay and stop all further communication with any office in regard to your funds and abide to this instruction to enable us facilitate your payment. Kindly revert to us with your following information: Your Full Names:_____________ Contact Address:_____________ Mobile Phone:_____________ Home Phone:_____________ Fax:_____________ Occupation & Age:_____________ Please treat this information as high priority request to enable us facilitate your payment. Yours Faithfully, Dr. John Zangardi Chief Information Officer United States Department of Homeland Security. EMAIL: [email protected] C Venier – [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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