Scam Email received July 3, 2018 from firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Beneficiary – email@example.com
Dear Beneficiary I have decided to get across to you through this medium irrespective of all odds since I have the mandate of my superior Mr. Antonio Guterres as the UN Director and the World Bank President. I was appointed to come to Italy in Europe by my superior Mr. Antonio Guterres and the World Bank President to effect the release of your CASH by UNITED NATIONS/WORD BANK approved payment of $16,500,000.00 which has been approved to you since last year. Our intelligence reported reveals that this fund has been fluctuating off and on transit until it was intercept and returned to the UN-Treasury Account. It is my pleasure to inform you that Your cash was uploaded to ATM Card Number; 5982 6210 4891 3790 have been approved in your favor. Your Personal Identification Number Code (ATM Pin Code) is 3401 and you can as well change it immediately as soon as you get the ATM Master Card. The ATM Master Card Value is US$16,500,000.00. You are advised that a maximum daily withdrawal value of US$10,000.00 is permitted per day. Your ATM Master Card is an Inter Switch ATM Master Card, and this means that you can make withdrawal in any ATM location and ATM Center of your choice anywhere in the world. But your withdrawal limit still remains US$10,000.00, or the equivalent in your local currency. To enable us release your ATM Master Card to you, we have concluded delivery arrangement with Tracklan Express Courier Services, because they are affiliated to one of the Largest Insurance Companies. Your ATM Master Card has been insured by the Tracklan Express Courier Services, in case of loss or theft. Please understand that these are standard procedures in order to ensure transparency. In view of this development, you are requested to pay US$1,935.00 to the deliver Company. (2 DAYS ) Mailing US$1,180.00 Insurance US$605.00 Vat US$ 150.00 TOTAL US$1,935.00 Kindly send your information to Tracklan Express Courier Services. 1)Full Name 2)Full Address 3)Telephone Number 4)A copy of identificationTracklan Express Courier Services Name: Mr. Philip Jones Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Thanks for your anticipated co-operation. Yours sincerely, Mrs. Donna Story.This email has been checked for viruses by Avast antivirus software. https://www.avast.com/antivirus email@example.com
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