YOUR REF: WB/NF/UN/XX077 UNITED NATIONS email@example.com
Scam Email received June 21, 2018 from firstname.lastname@example.org
YOUR REF: WB/NF/UN/XX077 UNITED NATIONS
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YOUR REF: WB/NF/UN/XX077 UNITED NATIONS
YOUR REF: WB/NF/UN/XX077 UNITED NATIONS – email@example.com
DEBT RECONCILIATION/AUDIT UNIT United Nations Headquarters, New York, NY 10017, USA YOUR REF: WB/NF/UN/XX077 UNITED NATIONS NOTE: If you receive this message in your SPAM/BULK folder, that is because of the disclaimer policy implemented by your Internet Service Provider , Please move to Inbox Dear Beneficiary; An Agent has been Legally instructed to direct you on the proceedings of receiving your Revenue Funds which have been delayed in our Escrow suspense account for long now without your knowledge, this delay has made you wonder why you have spent so much Money in the course of getting your funds without receiving anything. Note that your Revenue Funds has been in our Escrow account for about Sixteen Months and after a meeting with Financial Action Task Force finalized on the 20th of December 2017, the UNITED NATION ORGANIZATION(UNO) approved that the total Revenue Funds should be released to 50 randomly selected BENEFACTOR’S EMAIL owner starting on from the 04th of January 2018. Congratulation to you because if you receive this email letter, then your EMAIL ADDRESS was among the 50 email addresses that was randomly selected for approval of the sum of TWO MILLION SEVEN HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND UNITED STATE DOLLARS ($US2.750.000.00) In this first quarter of the year to receive their revenue funds which has been pending for about Sixteen Months before now. Each beneficiary has been approved to receive the sum of TWO MILLION SEVEN HUNDRED AND FIFTY THOUSAND UNITED STATE DOLLARS ($US2.750.000.00) Please take note that you are to stop every communication you have with anyone regarding your delayed Funds and concentrate on contacting your legally assigned Agent in charge of your funds on the below information Agent Name: Mr Richard Powell Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org PHONE NUMBER: +1 (478)-551-2238 Make Sure you contact Mr. Richard Powell with the below correct information and you are also advised to call him if necessary. Your Full Name: Your Current Address: Your Country: Your Direct Telephone Number: Copy of any Identity Card (Not Compulsory) Mandate has been passed across to him, and he awaits your response Yours Sincerely, Mr Steven Mnuchin, Secretary of the Treasury CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This e-mail and its attachments may contain PRIVILEGED and CONFIDENTIAL INFORMATION and/or PROTECTED PATIENT HEALTH INFORMATION intended solely for the use of Tranquilmoney Inc. it&s clients and the recipient(s) named above. If you are not the intended recipient, or the employee or agent responsible for delivering this message to the intended recipient, you are hereby notified that any review, dissemination, distribution, printing, or copying of this e-mail message and/or any attachments is strictly prohibited. If you have received this transmission in error, please notify the sender immediately and permanently delete this e-mail [shred the document] and any attachments. email@example.com
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