Beware of Scam Victims Compensation Emails Sent By Cybercriminals
May 4, 2016
Online users should be aware of fraudulent email messages (like the one below), which claim that victims of lottery scams, internet fraud, and other scams, will be compensated for money lost or stolen by fraudsters. The fake email messages claim that "UN Crime Fighters" and INTERPOL have apprehended cybercriminals and have recovered millions of dollars from them, which will be paid out to their victims. But, the fake email messages were created by cybercriminals to trick their potential victims into sending them their personal information and money, which the cybercriminals or scammers will claim that they need to do in order to receive their compensation.
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The cybercriminals or scammers behind the fake email messages will use the names of other legitimate companies, so be aware of similar emails with different company names. This disgusting method of further scamming people who have already been scammed, is now being used by scammers or cybercriminals, because people are now more educated about scams that millions of people around the world have suffered from.
The Fake Scam Victims Compensation Emails
From: Mr Wayne Salzgaber firstname.lastname@example.org
Sent: Sunday, April 17, 2016 7:03 AM
Subject: Dear: Beneficiary
Firstly we introduce this commission (INTERPOL) International Police. We fight cyber crime, internet fraud, scam and money laundering in Africa, London, United State and Asian region. Our commission has been in existences since 2002 and our duty is to stop internet fraud. We have over 11,500 fraudsters in our Central prisons around UK, Asia and we are still on the lookout for more. We are aware that a lot of foreigners have been deceived and huge amounts of money have been lost and stolen from them.
The Leaders of the UN Crime Fighters have come together to inform the world what is going on and we have recovered over $ 1.5Million Dollars (One Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) from the people we have apprehended. Your reference (Email id) was given to us by one of the fraudsters in our detention room after serious investigation and our aim is to refund all lost fund to its legitimate owners.
The UN has approved a total of Two Hundred Thousand United States Dollars only (US $ 200,000.00), as compensation to the loss that you incurred as this was a ceiling rate. Some suffered more while others suffered less and the idea is to restore you back to the position that you would have been if not that you were defrauded. This will be paid to you in the next few days upon your co-operation with us as we commence.
We still seek for others who feels they are wise and hope that you will be of assistance to us by giving us more information as per clue in forwarding to us any email you receive henceforth from any office or institute for proper investigation in apprehending them. The UN has issued instructions that foreign payment should be via ATM Card only and no representative(s) will be accepted in order to avoid diversion of beneficiary\'s fund into their private account.
We do hereby instruct you to get back to us immediately with your personal data such as, Full name and address, country of origin Company\'s name and position (if any), Present occupation, Mobile/phone number for easier communication for ratification and to redeem your compensation.
NOTE: (confidential) if this email is received accidentally and you are not a scam victim, please Ignore and do not respond.
Mr Wayne Salzgaber
INTERPOL & SCAM VICTIMS
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