Scam Email received 2018-12-13T12:19:35
Dear Sir / Madam,
Dear Sir / Madam,
Dear Sir / Madam, – firstname.lastname@example.org
FROM THE DESK OF MR IBRAHIM MAGU EXECUTIVE CHAIRMANECONOMIC AND FINANCIAL CRIMES COMMISSION(E.F.C.C) IN CONJUCTION WITH THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION(F.B.I) N0. 15A AWOLOWO ROAD, IKOYI LAGOS-NIGERIA.WEST-AFRICA. Dear Sir / Madam, FRAUD PREVENTION / FINAL PAYMENT NOTICE Firstly we introduce this commission, Economica & Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC), we fight cyber crime, Internet fraud, scams and money laundering in Africa, America and London (United Kingdom) Our commission has been in existence since 2004 and our duty is to stop Internet Fraud. I really do not now what you think of me as i can assure you that this is not one of those scam email you get I am giving you my word that this is no scam. All you have to do is to contact the CONTACT PERSON: Mr. Rasheed Olaoluwa (PAYMENT DIRECTOR) with the needed information below. I most say that all we are doing is for your own good and for your payment to get to you with no problems. CONTACT PERSON: Mr. Rasheed Olaoluwa (PAYMENT DIRECTOR). EMAIL:(email@example.com) furnish him with the following data of yours immediately as we intend finalizing this payment in few days time. Your Name Your Mailing address (Not P.o Box Please) Your Direct Mobile Number Occupation: Age: Update me as soon as you get email from CONTACT PERSON: Mr. Rasheed Olaoluwa (PAYMENT DIRECTOR) as his bank is the only office approved by the government to pay you. Regards Mr. Ibrahim Magu EFCC Executive Chairman firstname.lastname@example.org
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