Scam Email received June 14, 2018 from email@example.com
Dear E-mail Owner
Dear E-mail Owner
Dear E-mail Owner – firstname.lastname@example.org
Sent from: AFRICAN UNION Dear E-mail Owner, We are duly notifying you that the AFRICAN UNION COMMISSION headquartered in Addis Ababa Ethiopia, with the directives of the World Bank, AU and American embassy in Africa have concluded all the necessary arrangement for the release of The Wealth Creating Empowerment fund totaling the sum of four million, five hundred thousand United States Dollars only (U$D 4,500,000) which serves as Wealth Empowerment (WE) as initiated by World Bank which after due consideration was credited to an ATM MASTER CARD with your name crested on it to easy up the transfer process that is monitored by all parties concerned for direct reimbursement. To avoid risking it to any third party, you are kindly advised to reconfirm the below information as we shall not be blamed on account of non compliance from you. 1. Your Full Name: 2. Address Where You want Your ATM Card delivered 3. Cell/Mobile Number: KINDLY DIRECT ALL RESPONSE TO : email@example.com this will enable us to commence with every necessary arrangement with your preferred choice of mailing company available here so to make the delivery within the working days to your address as we shall not be responsible for any non compliance from you . Thanks. Dr. B.C Anuliefo. Head Of Directorate TEL:+2348157599680 firstname.lastname@example.org
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- Google the details.
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- Check if the email has been sent to multiple people
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