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Your funds from federal reserve bank

Scam Email received June 23, 2018 from info@frb.org

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Your funds from federal reserve bank

Your funds from federal reserve bank – info@frb.org

Hello, This is notification message is from the Federal Reserve Dallas District, Your name is enlisted among the beneficiary whose fund is approved for payment, by the Board the Governors Federal Reserve Bank , and the United Nation you can view this page for your perusal: http://www.un.org/News/Press/docs/2003/ik344.doc.htm We have been waiting for you to contact us for you to claim your approved funds of $1.8 Million dollar, but to our surprise one Mrs. Brenda Miller came forward for the fund, that, you asked her to claim the fund on your behalf with documentary evidence which we are not sure of it source. This was why we decided to contact you to confirm to us if you really sent Mrs. Brenda Miller. She said, you instruct her that the funds/ATM card should be delivered to the below detail. I will advise that you change your email password, because your email is been used to write to us, but because of the name and address, we have to confirm before proceeding with the delivery. Delivery details she sent to us: Receivers name: Brenda Miller Receivers Address: 555 Reservoir Lane Brooksville Kentucky 41004 And this Account details: Bank name : Heritage Oaks Bank Address : 545 Twelfth St, Paso Robles, California 93448 Phone Number: 1(805)239-5200 Account number: 001453521 Routing: 122239982 Swiftcode: HEOAUS61 Beneficiary Name: Brenda MillerMost importantly, confirm to us urgently if you gave permission to Mrs. Brenda Miller to claim the fund on your behalf and if you did not authorize anybody, then, you will have to stop communicating with the impersonators and the organizations, because they are trying to divert your fund to themselves. She tries, so hard to change the fund ownership to her name. Await your prompt response. Yours in Service Robert Steven Kaplan Federal Reserve System2200 N Pearl St, Dallas, TX 75201, USA info@frb.org

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