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Scam Email received July 1, 2018 from rmllnlttr2@gmail.com

us.custom@postribe.com
us.custom@postribe.com
Email From:

rmllnlttr2@gmail.com

Subject:

You can now receive your fund

Other emails used:

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Email Subject:

You can now receive your fund


You can now receive your fund – us.custom@postribe.com


U.S. Customs and Border protection Enforcement Office of Investigations SAC Offices SAC Washington, DC 2675 Prosperity Avenue Fairfax, VA 22031 Email address: us.custom@postribe.com Attention Beneficiary We have actually been authorized by the appointed US Custom and Border Protection Comptroller General, and the governing body of the United State Monetary Unit, to investigate the unnecessary delay on your Fund, recommended and approved in your favor. During the course of our investigation, we discovered with dismay that your Fund has been unnecessarily Delayed by corrupt officials of the US Custom who are trying to divert your funds into their private accounts. To forestall this, security for your funds was organized in the form of your personal Identification number, We will monitor this payment ourselves to avoid the hopeless situation created by the Officials. An irrevocable payment guarantee has been issued by the Department of treasury Group and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on your Payment. However, we are happy to inform you that based on our recommendation/Instructions; your $3.5million have been repackaged and now ready to deliver to you via FedEx Courier service. You are therefore advice to reconfirm the following information as stated below: 1. Your Full Name: 2. Address Where You Want the Courier Company to Send Your fund To you or (your P.O Box Address) 3. Your Age: 4. Occupation: 5. Telephone Numbers: NOTE: You are advised to furnish us with your correct and valid details. Also be informed that the amount to be delivered to you is $3.5million We expect your urgent response to this email : us.custom@postribe.com to enable us monitor this payment effectively till it get to you. Faithfully Yours Mr. Michael J. Fisher INSPECTION OFFICER us.custom@postribe.com

The above email is a scam. If you still think is legitimate, but you’re still concerned, then follow these steps:

Ten Minutes 10 minutes.

How to check if you received a scam email

  1. Google the details.

    Do a Google search for the persons name/company name that the email has come from.

  2. Confirm the details.

    Visit their website and look for a phone number or email address. Search for the website yourself. Do not assume the details in the email are valid.

  3. Confirm using the information you have found

    Using the details you have researched, call or email the business and ask them to verify the information within the email.

  4. Check if the email has been sent to multiple people

    Google snippets of the email text to see if the same format has been used in the past. eg “Army officer from Syria but now living with the United Nations on asylum”

Most of us know someone who is vulnerable to these types of attacks. Fortunately, if you’re aware of the presence of these scams, and armed with some basic knowledge on identifying them, you can greatly reduce your chances people you know becoming a victim. Please help them by sharing this information on Facebook or Twitter using the #telltwo and #takefive hashtags.
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