"UN Scam Victim Compensation Notice"

The email message below, which claims that the recipients(scam victims) are approved to receive thousands of dollars in compensation from the United Nations(UN), is a scam that is being sent by scammers to their potential victims. Recipients of the fake email message should not respond to it or follow the instructions in it. Remember, every month, scammers send out thousands of scamming email messages in an attempt to trick recipients into thinking they have won the lottery, or have received money from an organisation or an individual. Potential victims who respond to the scamming email messages will be asked by the scammers to send hundreds or thousands of dollars, which the scammers will claim are for taxes and other fees that the potential victims must pay in order for them to receive their so-called lottery prizes. But, once the scammers receive the money sent by their victims, they will disappear, leaving the victims disappointed, frustrated and thousands of dollars poorer.

UN Scam Victim Compensation Notice

The "UN Scam Victim Compensation Notice" Scamming Email

From: Mr. Ban Ki-Moon UN inffoa@frankwilliams .ga
Sent: Monday, April 11, 2016 3:49 AM
Subject: RE: UN Scam Victim Compensation Notice!



Attention Scam victim

How are you today? Hope all is well with you and family?, You may not understand why this mail came to you.

In regards to the recent meeting between the United Nations and the Present United States Government to restore the dignity and Economy of the Nations. Base on the Agreement with the World Bank Assistance to help and make the world a better place for all with the sole aim of abolishing poverty.

We have been having a meeting for the passed 2 months which ended 2 days ago with the secretary to the UNITED NATIONS.

This email is to all the people that have been scammed in any part of the world, the UNITED NATIONS have agreed to compensate them with the sum of $9,900,000 (Nine Million Nine Hundred Thousand United State Dollars) This includes every foreign contractors that may have not received their contract sum, and people that have had an unfinished transaction or international businesses that failed due to Government problems etc.

Your name and email was in the list submitted by our Monitoring Team observers and this is why we are contacting you, this have been agreed upon and have been signed, so you are advised to contact Mr. Paul Williams in charge of 2015 compensation payment, he is our representative in US, contact him immediately for your Compensation payment of $9,900,000 (Nine Million Nine Hundred Thousand United State Dollars) Funds will be release direct to you in accordance with legal clearance and procedures.

Therefore, you are advised to send Mr. Paul Williams your full Name/telephone number/your residential address/Gender and Occupation.

Contact Mr. Paul Williams with the bellow details immediately for your compensation payment:

Contact Person: Mr. Paul Williams
Email: paulwilliams022@ yahoo.es

Good luck and kind regards
Making the world a better place
Mr. Ban Ki-Moon

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July 25, 2019 at 10:43 AM by
"UN Scam Victim Compensation Notice"

"From: R. McPetrie <kolonancy820@gmail.com>

Sent: Thursday, July 25, 2019, 10:36:38 AM GMT 2

Subject: Information

Dear friend,

I am Mr. Robert McPetrie, a Canadian citizen, I am one of those that

fall victims to scammers in Africa years ago, but i have successfully

received my fund. I advice you to reply for details on how to receive

your fund including the money you lost. please take it very serious.

Thank you & God bless you.

Mr. Robert McPetrie.

1 253-214-7933"

Here is another scam.


October 22, 2018 at 12:09 AM by
"UN Scam Victim Compensation Notice"
an anonymous user from: Randburg, Gauteng, South Africa

me 2; this morning around 2:49 I received the same message from miss meagan ramon email is resmaun2@gmail.com I was so shocked


February 5, 2018 at 6:58 PM by
"UN Scam Victim Compensation Notice"

Received via email:

"'This morning I received an SMS from Ms Meagan Ramon telling me I had been allocated

950000 pounds.

The very obvious clue to the scam was the e mail address it you were asked to reply to was

meagmonsa@gmail.com, Probably a South African e-mail address. The cell number was 073 560 2713 (South Africa)

The UN must really be struggling to have to use gmail addresses."


May 9, 2018 at 5:03 AM by
"UN Scam Victim Compensation Notice"
an anonymous user from: Randburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Yes I got that SMS saying I have won that amount of money


May 9, 2018 at 2:05 AM by
"UN Scam Victim Compensation Notice"
an anonymous user from: Randburg, Gauteng, South Africa

Received exact same SMS.


May 8, 2018 at 7:03 AM by
"UN Scam Victim Compensation Notice"
an anonymous user from: Sandton, Gauteng, South Africa

I also got this Meamonsa3@consultant.com from the past Months. Even today she is after me claiming money for the postage fee which is R2850,in order I can be able to be compensated. My guts are telling me there's something fishy going on here. Her nummber is 0713534154


October 1, 2018 at 8:13 AM by
"UN Scam Victim Compensation Notice"
an anonymous user from: Randburg, Gauteng, South Africa

I got the message this morning.


March 3, 2018 at 10:29 AM by
"UN Scam Victim Compensation Notice"
an anonymous user from: Randburg, Gauteng, South Africa

This very same thing happened to me when I recieved the very same message in the past month, and I replied to it and 2 weeks later I'm asked to deposit some cash into a Nedbank account with a nmae of a lady called xhathI n.a.

I must say I'm really disappointed with myself for not seeing this from the onset that I'm being scammed, now I owe my colleagues some cash after I borrowed money from them to do the deposit, wow this really opened my eyes, these people are so heartless for sure.


February 1, 2018 at 1:43 AM by
"UN Scam Victim Compensation Notice"
an anonymous user from: Sandton, Gauteng, South Africa

Received this:

"Hi, United Nation has allocated you with £950,000; contact Ms. Meagan Ramon on email: meagmonza2@gmail.com to redeem."


March 8, 2018 at 4:48 AM by
"UN Scam Victim Compensation Notice"
an anonymous user from: Sandton, Gauteng, South Africa

I got onto this field yesterday. that lady is a liar. Don't ever respond to that lady, please.


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