Scam Email received July 6, 2018 from firstname.lastname@example.org
Attention:Dear Beneficiary. – email@example.com
Attention:Dear Beneficiary. How are you today? The World Bank Group have confirmed your fund value $2.4Million Dollars in Benin republic ministry of finance and am here on behalf of world bank group to guide you with the agreement issued on your fund because united nation president had appointed our board to travel and stand as the eyes of both party to ensure that everything goes straight forward on your transfer if possible to transfer your fund by our self to make sure that your fund reach to your account before four days. Note that after all necessary investigation had be positively made in your transfer and the only fee you needed to pay is $99.00usd according to Benin republic ministry of finance to settle with the commission on turn over the clearance of your fund in their custody.They Benin republic ministry of finance insisted that the receipt of this $99.00usd must confirmed from you in their office for them to confirmed that you are the one we are going to transfer your fund after the clearance to avoid wrong transfer. You are to send this $99.00usd quickly to help us settle with the commission on turn over the clearance of your fund for me to personal remit your fund before flying back as am still in Benin republic now because i don,t want to hand this transfer over to any body to avoid further excuses in your transfer that is why am still here waiting to finalize your transfer. Get back to me so i will give you information were to send the required fee of $99.00usd today. I am waiting to hear from you soonest. Yours sincerely Dr.Grace Favour firstname.lastname@example.org
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