Compensation scams

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Scam Email received 5/18/2019

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Dear Valued Claimant, We the United Nations Fund Reimbursement Unit Authority are mandated to notify you that your fund has been duly approved and gazetted for immediate payment to you via ATM Visa card.* However,it is our pleasure to inform you that your ATM Card has been approved and upgraded in your favor. The ATM Visa card is Valued US$500,000.000. You are advised to respond immediately with the under listed information’s for clarity and further direction on how to receive your ATM Visa card and for avoidance of error. FULL NAMES: RESIDENTIAL ADDRESS: MOBILE TELEPHONE AND FAX NUMBERS: COMPANY NAME (IF ANY): OCCUPATION: AGE/DATE OF BIRTH: MARITAL STATUS: COUNTRY: PROPER IDENTIFICATION (INTERNATIONAL PASSPORT/DRIVER’S LIENCE) For your information, you have to stop any further communication with any other person or office claiming to be the right office to avoid any hitches in receiving your payment. Because of Impostors, we hereby issued you our code of conduct, which is (Atm-4040) so you have to indicate this code when contacting the Card Center by using it as your subject.* For more vital information on the modalities of this compensation program, please visit: With all due respect, kindly be aware that your swift and spontaneous response is urgently needed by the legal authorities. Regards, Secretary: Mr. Robert Richardson Atm-Card Contact Director: Mr. Scott Wales Email: [email protected] UNITED NATIONS COMPENSATION COMMISSION (UNCC) UN – [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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