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The "West African States Compensation Award Program" Scams

Recipients of the "West African States Compensation Award Program" email messages like the one below regarding a compensation fund from the United Nations are scams or fake emails being sent by online scammers to their potential victims. The scammers send 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 it 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.

The West African States Compensation Award Program Scams
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Online users, remember, never send your personal information to anyone who requests it via unsolicited emails. And, never send money via Western Union, Moneygram or other money transfer services to anyone who asks you to do so in order to receive a lottery prize or money. This is how scammers trick their victims into sending them money.

The "West African States Compensation Award Program" Scam

From: "MR. AHMED ZAINAB" <ahmedzainab2018@yahoo.com>

Date: March 2, 2019 at 4:26:22 AM EST

Subject: Attention: Beneficiary, Your Western Union Notification!

Reply-To: "MR. AHMED ZAINAB" <wu.moneytrransferunit017@gmail.com>

Attention: Beneficiary.

This is to inform you that after the meeting held today by Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and United Nation (UN) which ended with good news that the organization has decided to issue Compensation Award Program worth of $1,500.000.00 (One Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars) for those who were scammed trying to receive their inheritance fund here in WEST AFRICA STATE, which your name appears to be one of the lucky persons among listed names on this program and we have made the arrangement with the Western Union Director in Abuja-Nigeria that you will receive your compensation award through western union money transfer.

Therefore you are required to contact the Western Union Director with your personal information stated below to them release the payment as schedule that you will be receiving the sum of $5,000.00 (Five Thousand United States Dollars) daily until you withdraw the total sum of $1,500.000.00 (One Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars) completely and remember that the only fee you are required to pay before you will start withdrawing your daily installation payment is $195.00 (One Hundred And Ninety-Five Dollars) for Procurement of (FUND RELEASE BOND).

Your Name:

Your Address:

Your Occupation:

Your Telephone & Mobile Number:

A Copy of Your ID Card Or Passport:

So kindly CONTACT THE WESTERN UNION DIRECTOR BELOW with your personal information to enable the western union director process and release your payment to you without any delay.

CONTACT PERSON : MR. JOHN GOMEZ.

CONTACT E-MAIL: (wu.moneytrransferunit017@gmail.com)

TELEPHONE NUMBER: +23490 5422 6052

Thank you.

MR. AHMED ZAINAB

COODINATOR FOR ECOWAS AND (UN) PROGRAM.

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The "West African States Compensation Award Program" Scams