Scam Email received 8/6/2022
US Custom Service
Contact DHL for your ATM CARD
Contact DHL for your ATM CARD – email@example.com
— U.S. Customs and Border protection Enforcement Office of Investigations SAC Offices Address: 1210 Corbin Street Elizabeth, NJ 07201 Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org Attention Fund Beneficiary I have deposited your ATM CARD of USD 3.5million United state dollars to the DHL in New Jersey USA as I have been instructed by the US Department of Homeland Security. Contact DHL Express with your information via E-mail: email@example.com Shipment Code: CPEL/OWN/9856, Parcel Number: EG2272 Sorry, We could not continue keeping your Consignment in our Custody since you have failed to fulfill the obligations giving to you to receive your fund since all this years. We have been instructed by the US Department of State to auction the unclaimed luggage’s and send the unclaimed Fund to the Department of Treasure in this last quarter of the year 2022. The only fee you will pay to th DHL Express before they will deliver your ATM CARD package to you is their Security Keeping fee of ($280 dollars) only. Faithfully Yours Christopher Magnus The commissioner of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection US Custom Service – 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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