Scambusters, Preventing Internet Scams & Phishing Attempts

This blog is dedicated to help preventing internet fraud and internet scams. Scambusters was a radio show I started in Albany Oregon, but due to defaulted payment by the radio station we took the show offline. Regardless of this issue we still wish to help prevent internet fraud and save people from internet loss. I have been interviewed and featured in various publications such as the Wall Street Journal, New York Times & Daily News, The London Times & AARP Newsletters. Please watch this blog for latest tips and tricks and scams to avoid.

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Common Money Scam (China): United Nations Compensation Commission...5th Batch Payment Notification.

Seems the UN is broke repaying everyone, as they switched to sending email from Yahoo in China = and a weird email

Nicely written money scam, not too bad.  the email addresses are a dead giveaway, but otherwise very clean.  The other clear giveaway for people should be that the there are no TO: fields in the email. Would you not think if they were going to give you all this money, they would know who you are?  

Common money scam, fees due, etc.. 

---------- Forwarded message ----------
Date: 2011/6/5
Subject: United Nations Compensation Commission...5th Batch Payment Notification.

United Nations Compensation Commission
Villa La Pelouse, Palais des Nations
CH-1211 Geneva 10, Switzerland.
Office Hours: Mon To Sat: 8a.m  6p.m
Date: 6th of June 2011
Dear Beneficiary,
With reference to the fax message received from the Head Quarters of the UN in respect of the compensation payout to relevant beneficiaries (5th Phase) of which the last Phase had been paid out with the approval date of 7th of April 2005.
This 5th Phase payment is being made in accordance with the Governing Council's decision 227, which extended the temporary payment mechanism set out by the Governing Council in its decision 197, under which up to $274 million from the Compensation Fund will be made available for the payment of claims every quarter. In the present round of payment, all newly approved claims, i.e. claims approved for payment at the fifty-fifth session, will receive $100,000 or the principal amount of the award, if less, and some claims will receive up to $895,000.
The UN Governing Council monitors the distribution of payments to claimants by the relevant governments and international organizations. Governments and international organizations are obligated to distribute funds to successful claimants expeditiously and to report to the Commission on payments made to claimants. Any funds undistributed to claimants by governments and international organizations within six months of receiving payment shall be returned to the Commission. Further payments to governments and international organizations shall be suspended where they fail to report on the distribution of funds to successful claimants or fail to return undistributed funds on time.
The total sum of $750,000.00 has been endorsed in your name and the said payment will be made out to you via the Category "E" payment center, Nigeria. To commence with this payment, we have resolved to make the process very easy for all the beneficiaries and have appointed well-established legal representatives to assist and guide you through the short process to avoid any individual misinforming you. We have endorsed Mrs. Patricia Smith Esq. as your legal representative and attorney; she has been handed over all your payment paperwork. All you need to do is to email her with the complete information below so she can endorse the claims form in your name and guide you on how to receive your funds.
Full Name:
Contact Address:
Tel. Number:
Fax Number:
Date of Birth:
Also attach a scan copy of your valid identification card for verification.
Email details to:
Mrs. Patricia Smith Esq.
Tel: +234-808-348-3105
As soon she receives your details, your claims form will be endorsed and she will commence with your payment.
Mr. Kayne Melder
UN Information Service
United Nations Compensation Commission
RE: Payment Procedure  (UNCC)

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