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YOU HAVE URGENT MESSAGE FROM UNITED NATION COMMITTEE ON REWARDS AND COMPENSATION
[email protected]


Scam Email received 5/18/2019

Email From:

[email protected]

Sender Name:

Mr. Mark Dawson

Email Subject:

YOU HAVE URGENT MESSAGE FROM UNITED NATION COMMITTEE ON REWARDS AND COMPENSATION


YOU HAVE URGENT MESSAGE FROM UNITED NATION COMMITTEE ON REWARDS AND COMPENSATION – [email protected]


Attention: Beneficiary. I am writing to inform you that your compensation/winning payment of US$5.5Million was approved today by the Board and Directors of United Nation Committee on Rewards and Compensation. You are therefore advised to reconfirm your details to this email: ([email protected]) to enable the financial department release your payment to you without any delay. Thus, Reconfirm the following: 1. Your Full Name: 2. Your Contact Address: 3. Your Telephone Number: 4. Occupation: 5. Copy of your ID: We look forward for your prompt response. Thank you. Mr. Mark Dawson Director of Payment, UN Foreign Office, Mr. Mark Dawson – [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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