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Your Attention Is Urgently Needed

Scam Email received June 16, 2018 from fa-esaki@smile.ocn.ne.jp

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Your Attention Is Urgently Needed

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ubaatmafricancard6331@gmail.com, ubaatmafricancard6331@gmail.com

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Your Attention Is Urgently Needed

Your Attention Is Urgently Needed – ubaatmafricancard6331@gmail.com

WELCOME TO UNITED BANK FOR AFRICA BENIN (UBA) PLC This is to intimate you today that a new payment policy has been adopted and you have been short listed for payment via Online Banking, So kindly, contact the United Bank For Africa Plc Porto Novo, Benin republic where your fund is been approved by Benin Republic government to make an online transfer into your account. Make sure you follow our online payment instructions to ensure the transaction goes successful. Below is the contact information of United Bank For Africa Benin Republic: Contact E-mail:(ubaatmafricancard6331@gmail.com), and also in other to obtain your online transfer without any delay. Endeavor to email us the following information for immediate process and release of your fund worth ($28,000,000.00 MILLION USD) into your bank account via our Online Banking service. Send your reply to this Email:(ubaatmafricancard6331@gmail.com).Your Full Name:. Your Sex:.Age:.. Marital Status:. Your Full Address:. Your City: Your Country: Your Occupation: Your Tel phone number: Your Personal Fax Number: Passport / driving license:. Your Exiting Company Name:.These are the required information needed from you by the United Bank For Africa for the process and release of your fund worth $28,000,000.00 (Twenty Eight MILLION United States Dollars) which has been approved by the Federal Government of Benin republic to be transfered to you through our online banking service into your bank account. Note that these required information will enable us to set up your online account without any further delay and we also needed it for reconfirmation purposes. Yours Sincerely, MR PHILLIP ODUOZA Executive Director United Bank For Africa(UBA) Telephone: +22995178291 ubaatmafricancard6331@gmail.com

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