Scam Email received July 3, 2018 from email@example.com
Deposit Certificate N0: 405576
Deposit Certificate N0: 405576
Deposit Certificate N0: 405576 – firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Owner, I am James Dee A senior officer at JFK International Airport. I am contacting you regarding an abandoned diplomatic consignment box and the x-ray scan report box revealed some U.S dollar bill in it which could be approximately 12,5 Million Dollars and the official paper of the box indicates your contact details. To confirm you as the authentic beneficiary, do send me your full name, your home address, your mobile telephone number, occupation and the nearest airport close to you. For your information, the box was abandoned by the diplomat who was on transit to your location because he was not able to pay the ATL clearance fee he abandoned it with the authority without any notification of his arrival for clearance. Below is your shipping code of the two of your consignment boxes so Contact them with the below code. YOUR SHIPMENT CODE AWB 33XZS PACKAGE REGISTERED CODE NO XGT442. SECURITY CODE SCTC/2001DHX/567/ TRANSACTION CODE 233/CSTC/101/33028/ CERTIFICATE DEPOSIT CODE SCTC/BUN/xxiv/-78/01 Deposit Certificate N0: 405576 Consignment Description: 2 METAL Boxes Sensitive Church Ministerial Materials I have taken it upon myself to contact you personally about this abandoned box so that we can transact this as a deal and share the total money 60% for you and 40% for me. My main purpose of contacting you is that the U.S. Custom&s Border and Protection are on clearance for some beneficiaries abandoned consignment for 2017 that will be listed among the list for confiscation to be transfer to the US Treasury for 2018. I want both of us to transact this as a deal all i want is your trust as the arrangement for the box to be delivered to you which can be concluded within 4-6hours after confirmation is made and upon your acceptance and willingness to co-operate. All communication must be held extremely confidential to ensure a successful delivery. This e-mail is my temporary address. For security reasons, I prefer you send me your replies via my private contact e-mail: email@example.com I will send you an SMS to confirm i got your information. Warmest Regards James Dee Tel: (541) 363-8573 firstname.lastname@example.org
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