Recipients of email messages like the one below, which claim the recipients' long overdue outstanding inheritance or compensation payment has been approved, is a scam being sent by lottery scammers. The lottery scammers send the fake and fraudulent email messages to their potential victims to trick them into sending their personal information. The potential victims' information will then be used to contact them in an attempt to trick them into sending money, which the scammers will claim is for processing fee, taxes, delivery fee, transfer fee or some other fee. But, if the potential victims send their money, the scammers will take it and disappear, and not send the money that was promised.
A Sample of the "Your Compensation Payment From United Nations" Scam
Subject: Your Compensation Payment From UNITED NATIONS!!!!!!
Mrs Linda Ibrahim From (UNITED NATIONS). http://www.un.org/sg
The U.S.A Government World Bank I.M.F And United Nations Organization, this is to inform you of your long overdue Payment outstanding in our records.
We saw your name in the Central Computer among list of unpaid inheritance claims individuals and have to update your information's through this email contact for immediate confirmation. Your name appeared among the beneficiaries who will receive a part-payment of the sum of $1.5Million USD to you, Credited to Online Bank ATM Card account that was set up for you in World Bank and it has been approved already months ago. However we received an email from one (MR. BRIGHT HOFFMAN) who told us That he is your next of kin and that you died in a car accident last four months back. He has also submitted his contact information's to the office department for the delivery of your ATM Card to him as your inheritor.
We are now verifying by contacting your email address as we have in our Bank records before we can make the delivery to him and for us to conclude confirmation if you are dead or not. Please, confirm response immediately to us before our action release your ATM Card to him against your name listed out.
Upon this, I request you send your full personal information as soon as possible to our ATM Card Payment Center to enable them finalize with the delivery of you ATM Card to you.
Your Full Names:_____________
In order to resolve this problem, Please contact ( Our ATM Card Payment Center).immediately for the delivery of your ATM Card via their below contact. Contact Person: Mr.HENRY PETER ( Payment Center Managing DE-mail :(firstname.lastname@example.org) Contact Number:+229 9936 4277.
This Department is incharge of the delivery of your ATM Card. CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This E-Mail is intended only for the use of the Individual or entity to which it is addressed and may contain information that is privileged, confidential and exempt from disclosure under applicable law. Once again, I apologize to you on behalf of International Monetary Fund Agency towards this contact and proper confirmation required urgently from you .
Yours Sincerely Mrs Linda Ibrahim (UNITED NATIONS).
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