Scam Email received June 25, 2018 from email@example.com
GOOD DAY DEAR!! !!!!
GOOD DAY DEAR!! !!!!
GOOD DAY DEAR!! !!!! – firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Friend Good day, I am Dr. Hamman Goni, I currently holds the post as the Audit Account Manager of our bank in (UTB Bank) Union Togolaise Banque. I got your contact from a reliable Web directory. We can see actually that the world is a very small place to meet people but what matters most for me is to transact with a person with full trust. I have developed the trust on you after due consedration of your profile to disclose this confidential business to you. We are imposition to reclaim and inherited funds valued at the sum of US($ 25.5) Million without any trouble, from a dormant account which remains unclaimed since 7years the owner died. This is a U.S Dollar’s account and the beneficiary died without trace of his family to claim the fund. Upon my personal audit investigation into the details of the account, I find out that the deceased is from U.S.A, America, which makes it possible for you as a foreigner no matter your country to lay claim on the balance as the Foreign Business Partner or Extended Relative to the deceased. Your integrity and trustworthiness will make us succeed without any risk. Please if you think that the amount is too much to be transferred into your account, you have the right to ask our bank to transfer the fund into your account bit by bit after approval or you double the account. Once this fund is transferred into your account, we will share the fund accordingly, 40%, for you, 60%, for me. If you are interested to help without disappointment or breach of trust, Please for security reason reply me through my private email address (email@example.com ) with your full details. 1. Your full name. 2. Your full Address. 3. Age/ Date of birth 4. Occupation.. 5. Telephone Number. 6. Marital statues 7.Scanned copy of international passportSo that I will guide you on the proper banking guidelines to follow for the claim. After the transfer, I will fly to your country for sharing according to our agreement. Assurance: Note that this transaction will never in any way harm or foiled your good post or reputation in your country, because everything will follow legal process. I am looking forward to hear from you soonest. Yours in Service, Dr. Hamman Goni Pay master General of the Fedration Togolaise.(PMG). firstname.lastname@example.org
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