Scam Email received June 22, 2018 from firstname.lastname@example.org
BANK OF AMERICA
BANK OF AMERICA
BANK OF AMERICA – email@example.com
Sent from: Bank of America® Bank of America Corporate Office Headquarters 100 N.Tryon St Charlotte,NC 28255 Our Ref:BOA/IRU/SFE/15.5/WD/011 United States of America Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-9 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time(EDT) Saturday and Sunday 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time(EDT) Customer service: only text (646) 480-8366Dear esteemed customer, The Management of the Bank of America Corporate Office Headquarters here in 100 N.Tryon St Charlotte,NC 28255 wishes to inform you that after a brief meeting held by the Bank executives yesterday, the 5Day of March, 2018 at precisely 11:39 A.m. Eastern Daylight Time(EDT), we deem it appropriate to intimate you that your funds will be transferred into the United States Treasury Account with the JP Morgan Chase Headquarters at 270 Park Avenue in New York according to the record we got from Africa due to your inability to complete the transaction and your failure to meet up with a minor payment obligation. The actual transfer of your funds( $15,500,000.00 ) into the government account comes up next week. This is in line with the instructions of the USA Treasurer, Mrs. Rosa Gumataotao Rios that all unclaimed funds be paid into the United States Government Treasury Account as unserviceable funds in com pliancy to section 3 subsection 1(a) of the United States Financial Law enacted in 2001 after an attack on our dear country on September 11, 2004. Find below the profile of the banking institution where your funds will be transferred into following the government directive:, And note to responds to us immediately. Name of Bank: JP Morgan Chase Headquarters at 270 Park Avenue in New York. JP Morgan Chase Official Bankers for the United States Treasury Department AC NO: 68302345093 Routing NO:021109593 Account Name:United States Treasury Department,USA Note that if you still wish to receive your funds do get back to us immediately so that we will remove your funds transfer from the list of those transactions to be seized by the United States Government.Also be informed that we need only a DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY SEAL OF TRANSFER(DIST) to complete the wire transfer.The fee to obtain the SEAL was reduced from $1000 to $250 and no other fee is involved. You are required to send the fee of $250 by WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER INTERNATIONAL to the issuing officer at the bank where your transaction originated as stated below: WESTERN UNION PAYMENT INFORMATION DETAILS ARE: Receiver&s Name:.. Eric Ibe Country:Benin Republic City: Cotonou Amount:..$250.00 Sender&s Name: Sender country:. Western Union MTCN#: The name of the city from where the money was sent If we receive the MTCN today,we will transfer your funds ($15,500,000.00) before we close office and the funds will reflect 3 hours after the transfer.We will send you all the transfer documents to enable you start making cash withdrawals from your account same day the funds are transferred.We have waited for so long and we cannot continue to wait. Thank you for giving us the opportunity to serve your banking needs.Yours faithfully, Mr.Brian Moynihan(CEO) Bank of America® Corporate Office Headquarters,Charlotte,N.C. Bank of America, N.A. Member FDIC. © 2014 Bank of America Corporation. All rights reserved. Email: (firstname.lastname@example.org) email@example.com
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