Scam Email received July 4, 2018 from firstname.lastname@example.org
YOUR FUND – email@example.com
Sent from: Mrs. Nancy Francis Attention My Dear I Am Mrs. Nancy Francis, secretary to Dr. Timothy Hanson. I&m writing to let you know about your $2,800,000.00 Million USD Two Million Eight Hundred Thousand United State Dollars, that my boss issued on your name before he traveled out for his business purpose. Before he travels out he instructed me to send you the total money through Western Union Money Transfer because it will be less expensive and reliable for you to be receiving your daily $5,500 dollar until you receive your total money completely. Meanwhile, the manager stated yesterday that, the director, administrator trust funds have already signed and approved your payment, which you will be receiving your payment $5,500.00 Us Dollars daily immediately you sent them their service charge of $79 it will serve as confirmation of your file payment from the office in charge. So you are to contact them on below information Vital Finance Bank Western Union Department. Location Address; Plot 1261, Adeola Hopewell Street CO/B/REP, Contact Person: Mr. Don Carlos Tele phone Number: +229 63673646 Email Address: ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) Be advise that the $79 is a compulsory as they told me that is the only money you will pay until you receive your payment completely .So confirm your details to avoid any hitches in receiving your full payments. This is what they need from you Receiver& Name:::::::: Country:::::::::::::: City::::::::::::::::: Tel:::::::::::::::::: Test question:::::::: Answer::::::::::::::: Also do let me know immediately they have started sending you your money, but try to comply with them to enable them serve you better. Thanks, Secretary Mrs. Nancy Francis email@example.com
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