Scam Email received 6/22/2022
Very Urgent!!! – firstname.lastname@example.org
— ATTENTION!!! My Name is Andrew J Savage , III, Senior Storage officer at Charleston International Airport (CHS) SC USA. During our recent withheld package routine check at the Airport Storage Vault, we had discovered an abandoned shipment from one Diplomat agent,under shipping forwarder from Hatfield-Jackson Atlanta Intl Airport to our facility custody here in Charleston International Airport SC and when scanned, it revealed an undisclosed sum of money in one Metal Trunk Box. The consignment was abandoned because the Contents of the consignment was not properly declared by the consignee as MONEY rather it was declared as personal effect to avoid diversion by the shipping agent or inability of the diplomat to pay for United States Inspection charges. The details of the consignment including your name/address and official documents from United Nations were tagged on the consignment box, Please note that this consignment supposed to return to the United States Treasury Account as an unclaimed fund due to your delays in contacting us for the claims. So i will urgently advise you to write back to me for further instruction on how to claim your fund which await delivery at Charleston International Airport SC. Warmest Regards, Mr.Andrew J Savage , III, the Senior Storage officer at Charleston International Airport SC. Natasha Robinson – email@example.com
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