Scam Email received July 1, 2018 from firstname.lastname@example.org
ATTN:DEAR, – email@example.com
FROM THE DESK OF MARK JOHNSON FINANCIAL CONTROLLER INTERNATIONAL MONITORING FUND (IMF) OFFICE IN LONDON. ATTN:DEAR, I WISH TO INFORM YOU THAT YOUR NAME HAS BEEN LISTED AMONG OTHERS WHOSE FUND HAS BEEN APPROVED FOR IMMEDIATE TRANSFER TO YOUR ACCOUNT THROUGH OUR CORRESPONDENT BANK HERE IN LONDON. THE APPROVAL WAS MADE POSSIBLE AFTER MEETING HELD TODAY WITH OTHER FINANCIAL AGENCIES ON FINANCIAL MATTERS REGARDING BENEFICIARIES WHO HAS FUNDS IN SOME BANKS AND CONSIGNMENT THAT HAS BEEN HELD UP IN DIFFERENT AIR PORT ALSO BANK DRAFT AND CHEQUE THAT HAS BEEN STOPPED. IN THIS REGARD, INSTRUCTION WAS GIVING TO THE CREDIT CONTROLLER OF BRITISH INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL DEPT. TO MAKE SURE THAT YOU RECEIVE YOUR FUND WITHIN 48HRS FROM TODAY. NOTE THAT THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF US$10.5MILLION HAS BEEN APPROVED IN YOUR NAME AND TO BE TRANSFER INTO YOUR ACCOUNT OF YOUR CHOICE IN ANY WHERE IN THE WORLD. THEREFORE, I WILL ADVISE YOU TO SEND IMMEDIATELY THE FOLLOWING INFORMATIONS SO THAT I WILL SUBMIT IT TO THE BANK TO CONTACT YOU AND TELL YOU WHEN YOUR FUND WILL BE IN YOUR ACCOUNT. 1). YOUR FULL NAME AND ADDRESS 2). YOUR PRIVATE TELEPHONE AND FAX NUMBERS 3).YOUR AGE ND OCCUPATION 4). YOUR BANK NAME, ADDRESS, BANK ACCOUNT NUMBER NOTE THAT AS SOON AS WE RECEIVE THESE INFORMATION, THEN YOUR FUND WILL BE APPROVED AND AN ACCOUNT WILL BE OPEN IN YOUR NAME WITH OUR CORRESPONDENT BANK AND WIRED TO YOUR ACCOUNT OF YOUR CHOICE IN ANY WHERE IN THE WORLD. AND A TELEX CONFIRMATION SLIP WILL BE SEND TO YOUR BANK AND COPY WILL BE SEND TO YOU FOR YOU TO START MAKING WITHDRAWAL. I WILL BE WAITING FOR YOUR URGENT INFORMATION ON MY E-MAIL: ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) YOURS FAITHFULLY MR.MARK JOHNSON email@example.com
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