Awhile ago, I noticed some United Nations scam format. I received an email message with a subject “UNITED NATIONS/WORLD BANK ORGANIZATION COMPENSATION AWARD OF US$2.3M”. I am curious what this is all about, since the subject is interesting, I immediately read the whole email message and it’s a perfect example of “phishing”and a “scam”. Beware in this type of phishing emails. Scammers or (scamsters) will do anything just to earn money online illegally. And one of the mistakes they are doing is using the name of the authorities. In this case, they used “World Bank” and “UN-United Nations”.
In my previous post, I mentioned the email phishing example I’ve received and the email message was related to US Tax Refund Services. I am blogging about this topic because I want my readers to be well informed about phishing, fraud, what else? I want them to know how to spot the financial investment scam. Aside from that, it is my pleasure to educate my readers on how to protect their identity online.
United Nations Scam Format
Regarding with this United Nations and World Bank Compensation Award email phishing, here’s the exact email message I have received in my spam folder. (see screenshot)
United Nations Scam Format: United Nations & World Bank Compensation Award
|Screen Shot of Email Phishing|
Date Received: Thursday, January 29, 2015 12:26 AM
From: “UNITED NATIONS / WORLD BANK ORGANIZATION” To: firstname.lastname@example.org (this is my email address)
United Nations House, 617/618
Central Area District,
Federal Capital Territory,
Ghana.Our Ref: YBNGWB/UN/2015.
Tel: +233 2370 46298
COMPENSATION AWARD OF US$2.3M
We are officially announcing to you the result of the United Nation/World Bank Email Lottery Promotion held on the 1st of April 2014 as part of our International end of year promotion award. Your email was attached to reference number YBNGWB/UN/2014.
With draw number P7013YBNGWB which consequently won you in the 2nd category prize, your email address was extracted from our electronic email extraction system which randomly selected Ten (10) Lucky Winners of which your email address was among one of the lucky winner. You have therefore been approved for a payout of a total sum (TWO MILLION THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATE DOLLARS).
This is to inform you that a Debit Cash Card Number 7876310003001420 Valued at $2.3 Million United States Dollars has been accredited in your favor.
Please contact Mr. Lancelot Ego
With the following information to facilitate your claims.
You are hereby advise to provide all the necessary information to enable use facilitate on the immediate delivery of Your ATM MASTER CARD worth 2.3 Million united state Dollars.
CIV NAVSUBTORPFAC YORK.
UNITED NATIONS / WORLD BANK ORGANIZATION
———- End of Message ———-
As you have noticed, the address was from Ghana, the email sender was different from the email address gave by the contact person. If you were me, you received the same message giving you an astonishing two million dollars compensation award from United Nations and World Bank, what should you do? Will you response? Or just ignore the email?
Here’s what I did, first I moved the message to the other folder in my email (from spam to other folder). The reason why I moved the message to a folder is for reference, so that when someone asked me the proof (especially the authorities) I can show them what is in the message. Anyway, you saw the screenshot. Then, get the two email address and blocked it so that I will never received any messages from these email addresses.
What’s the point? By increasing your financial IQ and common sense, you will never be a victim of fraud or any related United Nations scam emails. What can you say about the United Nations scam format? Are they obviously scam? Yes! They smell bad. If you liked this post, share this page to your friends in Facebook, Twitter and other social networking sites.