Scam Email received January 22, 2021 from email@example.com
Attention: My good friend
Attention: My good friend
Attention: My good friend – firstname.lastname@example.org
Attention: My good friendHappy New Year How are you doing today? I pray this message meet you in a good health, and you must read it carefully to understand me properly. Well, I am Barrister John Rollins by name, the Human Right Protester of scam activities here in West Africa Region. I came into this because we discovered through our monitoring network that there are people sending you messages from difference places claiming to me what they are not using the government apparatus to extort money from you making promises and assurance they never keep. Sir/Madam I understand you will be very surprise to receive this message from me, based on the fact that you never expect to receive anything like this from anyone in west Africa but I want you to know that my job is to rescue people like you from the hands of African scammers who claims to be what they are not extorting money from foreign beneficiaries in the name of the government. My job is to rescue people like you from the hands of those who their job is to cheat in the name of government and if you really want to be safe from African scammers you must read this message properly and do the rightful thing at the right time instead of chasing shadows. Actually, I have made inquiries from the Federal Ministry of Finance to know if you really have any funds with Benin government and I find out truly that you have unclaimed US$7.5M Originated from Awarded Contract 2018 in Nigeria and due to the delay and fraudulent act in making the payment from Nigeria government, the fund was re-channeled to be paid through one of the efficient and reliable bank in Benin Republic and my further investigation shows that your contact information was given out to those people by Nigeria insiders who knows about the fund and their intention is to use the fund as avenue to extort money from you and submit your name as paid beneficiary at the end. Sir/Madam it may interest you to know that we have arrested three key man of the group who gave out your information and very soon we shall capture those people calling and sending you messages in the name of the good government asking you to send money for one reason or the other in other to receive your fund. Furthermore, I must use this medium to inform you that the fund in question is still very intact here unclaimed so if you really need to claimed your fund without any problem get back to meYou can reach me on +229 6202 4681 for any question you may wish to ask concerning this issue. Thanks for your understanding and I hope to hear from you soonest to enable us get started so you can claim your fund easily without worshiping anyone. Best regards Barr. John Rollins email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
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