Scam Email received 2/12/2020
URGENT NOTIFICATION. – firstname.lastname@example.org
United Bank for Africa (UBA GROUPE DE LA BANQUE-NIGERIA) UBA NIGERIA LAGOS, Terrain 87, Ajose Adeogun Street, E-mail: email@example.com I am here to let you know that your funds worth of $4.500,000:00 USD was directed to United Bank for Africa,to transfer it to you by ATM CARD or Bank to bank wire transfer payment into your bank account,anyone you prefer will commence immediately as the Government required, due to a lot of fraud and Internet bad hackers your immediate action is highly needed.Do contact us immediate for your immediate payment.Your transaction will commence once we hear from you instant.Your urgent reply will be appreciated for your Fund transfer or ATM CARD shipment,forward your details upon your response. – Mr.Kennedy Uzoka Group Managing Director/CEO United Bank for Africa Plc Phone : +234-808-4229-245 Kennedy Uzoka – firstname.lastname@example.org
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