Compensation scams

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Scam Email received 5/17/2019

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TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN!! – [email protected]

ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL CRIMES COMMISSION – E.F.C.C No. 5, Fomella Street, Off Adetokunbo Ademola Crescent, Wuse II, Abuja, Nigeria. Attn: Beneficiary, Firstly we introduce this commission, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission – EFCC, we fight cyber crime, Internet fraud scam, and money laundering in Africa, Our commission has been in existence since 2003 and our duty is to stop internet fraud. We have over 500 of them in our custody and we are still in search for these internet fraudsters and we are aware that a lot of foreigners have been deceived huge amount of money and also have lost to these fraudsters after promising you percentages in their letters for you to help them move funds they will end up demanding for money from you and in return you will get nothing. The Leaders of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission – EFCC, has come together to inform the world what is going on now, we have recovered over $10 Million Dollars (Ten Million Dollars) from the people we have apprehended. The reason we are writing you this letter is because your name was given to us by one of the fraudsters in our detention room after serious investigation and maltreatment and our aim is to refund all lost fund to its legitimate owner. The Government has approved a total of one Million United states Dollars (US$1,000,000.00) only as the compensation of the lost that you incurred as this was a ceiling rate as some suffers more while others suffers less, the idea is to restore you back to the former position that you would have been if not that you were defrauded. In conclusion to the above word 1 Million United States Dollars has been approved as compensation amount in your favor (US$1, 000000.00) it will be paid to you in the next few days. Note these fraudsters have been acting as COMPENSATION AWARD HOUSES, BANKS, deceiving you with our good office of ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL CRIMECOMMISSION (EFCC), SENATE PRESIDENT OFFICE, MINISTRY OF FINANCE, COURIER SERVICES, and DIPLOMATIC representatives. Please be advised to desist from having any contact with them because they are all having the wrong intentions. Be informed that All relevant documentation to make the withdrawal of this compensation fund legal and free from any breach of the law has been made possible by the Federal Government of Nigeria and the United Nations. All you have to do now is to get back to me urgently with the following details for the claim of your lost fund. When getting back with the under listed information, you are to get back to me with the option you prefer and want your fund to get to you (Via Non Resident Online Account or you want it to be delivered to you Via Diplomatic channel). Kindly send the under listed information’s. Your Name: Your Occupation: Your Direct Mobile Line: Your Private Email Address: Your Country: Your Sex: Your Age: Your Drivers License/Passport : Best Regards, MR. IBRAHIM MUSTAFA MAGU Executive Chairman Economic and Financial Crimes Commission. (E.F.C.C) ECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL CRIMES COMMISSION – E.F.C.C – [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”

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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