Contact Immediately email@example.com
Scam Email received June 29, 2018 from firstname.lastname@example.org
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Contact Immediately – email@example.com
Sent from: Beasley Michael Beasley Michael, UK Diplomatic Personnel. United Kingdom London. Attn: Receiving beneficiary, I am UK Diplomat Michael Beasley, working with the United Nations International Monetary Funds Agency United Kingdom, I am contacting you here at (Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport) Address:2400 Aviation Dr, DFW Airport, TX 75261, USA. This is in respect of your consignment box. I have a consignment registered on your name and am ready to deliver it to you. I am in charge of delivering your consignment box to your door step as instructed. I have been trying to reach you via email just to inform you about my successful arrival here in Texas, i have being assigned by the W.A.E Presidency to make this delivery to you. The British Government released these box for delivery to their respective beneficiaries upon investigations conducted, it is in this regard that i was appointed to make delivery of your box after they where released for delivery. I will need your information as stated below, after which i will book local flight to meet with you in your closest airport of your destination, right now i am still at diplomatic arrival section under going diplomatic inspection from custom. 1. Full Name: 2. Destination House Address: 3. Closest Airport to your destination: 4. Copy of your Drivers /passport for your identification: 5. Your direct Mobile Phone Number: I will send you a copy of my diplomatic passport for my identification upon your response. I await your immediate response within 24 hours. Do email me back immediately via (firstname.lastname@example.org) Thank You. Beasley Michael Tel: 980-858-9491 email@example.com
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- Google the details.
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