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From the desk of Bukola Saraki. l am waiting for your urgent response.

Scam Email received June 29, 2018 from saraki.bukola@presidency.com

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From the desk of Bukola Saraki. l am waiting for your urgent response.

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From the desk of Bukola Saraki. l am waiting for your urgent response.

From the desk of Bukola Saraki. l am waiting for your urgent response. – saraki.bukola@presidency.com

Sent from: Bukola Sarak FROM THE DESK OF BUKOLA SARAKI SENATE PRESIDENT FOREIGN DEBT FUND SETTLEMENT COMMITTEE CBN LAGOS Attn :Sir/ Madam, How are you today? I am Bukola Saraki the Senate President of Nigeria, I am delighted to inform you that this panel which just concluded it&s seating today in Abuja just released your name among beneficiaries that has not received their payment and this time it will be paid to you via Diplomatic Courier serves. Did you authorize one Mr.Javier Hernandez? Who presented document of claim purported to have signed by you for the release of your part-payment of $8.3 million only? Please reconfirm back to me to avoid any irregularities as your payment is now ready to be transferred (based on urgent instructions received this morning from the presidency office.).Based on that you have been advised not to respond to any mail or fax concerning your fund from anybody who claim to be your agent as your Transfer will be ready at the soonest time to be delivered immediately by the authority of this office. Kindly re-confirm to me the followings: 1) Your full name. 2) Fixed Phone Number, and Mobile Phone Number. 3) Country,State and position. 4) Profession, age and Occupation. 5) Name of your Nearest Airport. 6) Current complete Home Address.{not mail/p.o box} With regards to your fund you are advised to follow-up instructions only from This office the above is your payment number (CBN/IRD/CGX/NNPC/021/2018) any mail or faxes with out your payment numbers. I am waiting to hear from you as urgency required Best regards Bukola Saraki Senate President of Nigeria My Mobile Phone Number: +234 8160 256 405 Email Address: saraki.bukola@presidency.com, spbukolasaraki@aol.com or sarakibukola89@presidency.com saraki.bukola@presidency.com

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