The email states that, to receive your compensation, you need to provide personal information, such as your home phone number and address. If you respond to the first email, you will receive another email asking for your bank account number, credit card number, or other personal information.
This scam is a form of "phishing" - a technique in which criminals try to obtain personal information from people. They use this information to hack into peoples' accounts or to create new, fraudulent accounts.
Never email anyone, particularly someone you do not know, your personal information (passwords, credit card numbers, bank account numbers, Social Security numbers, etc).
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