Inheritance scams

Re: Urgent Attention: About Your fund
[email protected]


Scam Email received 5/17/2019

Email From:

[email protected]

Sender Name:

United Nation Compensation Unit

Other emails used:

[email protected],

Email Subject:

Re: Urgent Attention: About Your fund


Re: Urgent Attention: About Your fund – [email protected]


Urgent Attention: Are you the owner of this email address? If yes we are not sure you received our previous message; however we wish to congratulate you once again and also to inform you about your compensation funds worth 1.3million USD after our investigation review of your delayed unclaimed funds, lottery funds, Facebook scam, Dating Scam, Inheritance and contract funds etc, as a result of a scam victim. The United Nation Human Right Org. AU/UN/EU has appointed office in London UK Zone to carry out the operation and to ensure that all the past scam victims beneficiary received their approved compensation funds of USD$1.3m each as a result of past scam victim, contact us back immediately for more information regards to the above Regards, Mr. Frank Andra UN Human Right UN Deputy Secretary-General. UN Crime Fighting Officer. http://www.un.org/ United Nation Compensation 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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