Scam Email received 6/25/2020
ATTENTION PLEASE – firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Sir, I am Mrs.Ben Uwajumogu, wife to Senator Ben Uwajumogu a Nigerian political Party senator representing Imo North senatorial district. The name of his party is (APC).My husband was murdered in 2019 by the political party named People’s Democratic Party – (PDP). My husband was a Patriot, quintessential legislator Nigerian senators, as they suspended rules, sitting in honour of departed colleagues. After his death, our family treasure and assets have been seized by the government. stricter measures placed to make life miserable for me and my family. Now all the money is in the bank I’m looking for who will help me get it out with his name and account number so we can know what to do. I have discussed with the manager who promised to assist me to have the money out of Nigeria bank asked me to present someone outside Nigeria to receive this fund for us, also the bank said I need to change the account name from my family name to your name so that the government will not dictate it. I have relocated to a remote loc Thank you Mrs. Ben Uwajumogu. email@example.com Mrs.Ben Uwajumogu – firstname.lastname@example.org
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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