Scam Email received June 23, 2018 from firstname.lastname@example.org
RECALL OF YOUR FUND
RECALL OF YOUR FUND
RECALL OF YOUR FUND – email@example.com
Sent from: Mr Robert H Dewar THE BRITISH HIGH COMMISSION YOUR APPROVED PAYMENT LETTER. Address :1301 Fannin St Suite 2400, Houston, TX 77002, USA e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. ATTN: My Dear, Good news,The BRITISH HIGH COMMISSION has actually verified and discovered that your payment has been unnecessarily Delayed by corrupt officials of the Company who are Trying to divert your fund o f$5.300,000,00 into their private accounts. Therefore we have obtained an irrevocable payment guarantee on your Payment with WORLD Bank to make your payment through our new ATM CARD system which you can use to withdraw your money in any ATM MACHINE around your vicinity. So we are here by inviting you to our office to pick up your ATM CARD but if you cannot be able to come down here in our office in person be informed that you are going to pay for shipping fee of your ATM CARD, so if you are unable to come down here then you are required to update us so that we will proceed with the necessary arrangement f r the delivery of your ATM CARD. As of now be informed that all arrangement has been done and the ATM CARD has be in your name, but to RE-ACTIVATE the ATM Card you have to forward your current information as requested. Here are the information you are required to send: 1. Your Full Names:______ 2. Postal Address:_______ 3. Direct Cell Numbers:_______ 4. E-mail Address:________ 5. Sex:_____ 6. Age:_____ 7. Occupation:________ 8. Nationality:________ Therefore you are advised to respond as soon as you receive this message. Once again, Congratulations. Remain Blessed, Mr Robert H Dewar. e-mail: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
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