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Attention Please!!!,

Scam Email received June 21, 2018 from www@eco.ocn.ne.jp

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Attention Please!!!,

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infowesternunion287@gmail.com, infowesternunion287@gmail.com

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Attention Please!!!,

Attention Please!!!, – infowesternunion287@gmail.com

Attention Please!!!, We Want To Inform You Earlier Before You Will Lose Your Fund, After Our Meeting Held With The Board Of Directors Of Western Union And Federal Ministry Of Finance, They Stated That You Only Have 48hours Given To Receive Your First Payment Of $5,000 Usd From The Total (Funds) Of $3.7 Million Since You Are Finding It Difficult To Make This Payment We Have Decided That You Are To Go Ahead And Pay Amount $95.00 Since You Are Not Able To Come Up With The Required Sum, Time Is Of The Essence Here. Therefore Go Straight Now And Pay Amount {$95.00} To Enable Us Release Your Payment That Is Place On Hold By The Management And Be Informed That You Will Have To Pay The Balance Sum Of Your Fees Upon Cashing Up Of Your First 5,000:00 Usd, Also I Am Using This Medium To Inform You That Failure To Pay The Sum Will Leave Us With No Option But To Cancel Your Transfer And Can Never Cash Up The Balance Sum. For Your Information Do Not Expect The Release Of Your Payment Without Sending The Money Required Fee And Remember That You Are Given Only 48hours To Comply Or Your Transfer Will Be Cancel Immediately Since You Are Told To Send Only Amount Of $95.00 You Have In Order To Help You. Below Is Our Account Officer Name Which You Will Use To Send The Fee through money gram To Enable Us Release Your First Payment Immediately. Receiver&s Name:_____AMOS UZO Address:_____ C/458 Akpakpa- Cotonou City:_____ Cotonou Country:_____ Republic Of Benin CodE No:_____ 00229 Text Question:_____ Hello Text Answer:_____ Hi Amount:_____ $95.00 Only. Mtcn :_____ Sender&s Name: _____ Send Us the Mtcn Number Immediately You Send the Money And Immediately We Confirm The Transfer Fee We Will Release Your First Payment $5000 Today And Not Tomorrow Mr. Edward Mark General Operation Manager. Western Union Department Telephone Number: +229_66044692 E-mail:(infowesternunion287@gmail.com infowesternunion287@gmail.com

The above email is a scam. If you still think is legitimate, but you’re still concerned, then follow these steps:

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How to check if you received a scam email

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  3. Confirm using the information you have found

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  4. Check if the email has been sent to multiple people

    Google snippets of the email text to see if the same format has been used in the past. eg “Army officer from Syria but now living with the United Nations on asylum”

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