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Scam Email received June 18, 2018 from willywine3@gmail.com

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Dear Sir, CHANGE OF ACCOUNT NOTIFICATION The International Settlement department of POST BANK is obligated to contact you for the immediate release of your fund whose account has become dormant and subsequently transferred to this department as unclaimed fund.However,our findings have revealed that the problem behind your inability to have received your fund from the corresponding bank despite the money you paid in the past is as a resulted from lack of transparency, insincerity and incessant demand for money by your representative(s) for unusual payments. We have therefore decided to establish a direct payment system (DPS) with you for the prompt release of your funds without any hitch. The below Bank accounts are summited by your representative(s)/Local associate(s)with some Legal and change of account document to divert your fund into their personal bank account: Canada Account: Bank Name:CIBC BANK Bank Address:,#3003 DANFORTH AVENUE ,DANFORTH & VICTORIA BRANCH, CANADA TRANSIT # : 07932/010 ACCOUNT #: 92-26133 (US$ CURRENT) SWIFT CODE:CIBCCATT BENEFICIARY : Prof. Uday Gadkari (2) United States of America Account: Bank Name: Bank of America Bank Address: 5938 FM Road 2920 Spring, Texas 77379 United States of America Account Number: 5860-1175-0889 Swift Code: BOFAUS3N Routing Code: 111000025 BENEFICIARY: Prof. Uday Gadkari But we decided not to make any transfer into the bank accounts without proper verification and authorization from you as the Beneficiary.Did you authorized the release of your fund into the above account? We therefore request that you stop any communication with any office in Africa and abroad,respond to this email immediately to enable us proceed with the release of your fund accordingly.Reconfirm the following information: Your Full Name Your Full mailing address Phone & Mobile Phone Number to enable us finalize our verification and release your fund into your bank account.We sincerely regret the delay of receiving your fund,be rest assured for prompt payment in this last quarter of the year 2013.Call me in receipt of this mail for more information in details.I will contact you with my official email as soon as I hear from you.Attached is copy of Prof. Uday Gadkari ‘s Int&l passport for your record purpose. I awaits your urgent response. Yours Faithfully, Barrister Willy Wine Esq Chamber.. willywine3@gmail.com

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