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Scam Email received June 22, 2018 from evancottman@gmail.com

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Sent from: FEDERAL RESERVE BANK YOUR URGENT ATTENTION IS REQUIRED After our last meeting held today, i was mandated to contact you by the Financial Intelligent Unit (FIUs ) to confirm if your know Mrs. Dewi Jesica who claimed to be your colleague. The said Mrs. Dewi Jesica confirmed to us today that you are dead and demands that we change the fund payment information which you gave to us as the rightful beneficiary to her&s. Your fund payment which is at the tune of $7.5 Million US Dollars is ready but we need your reconfirmation. The bellow are the information&s that she forwarded to us to replace your payment information&s: Bank of America 6901 Northwest Expressway Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73132 ABA: 026009593 (International) ACCT. #:003042656833 ACCT: Name: FMS Investments Inc. Signatory: Dewi Jesica She is also willing to send the required $350 bank transfer charge. It is surprising that this very development came up now that our Ministry want to offset all the outstanding payments to all our legal foreign beneficiaries around the world in which your payment file was affected. This mail is to confirm your present health conditions and if you authorized anyone to change your fund payment informations. Your urgent respond is highly needed to confirm to us immediately you receive this email to enable us ascertain the truth and as well avoid wrong payment as regard Mrs. Dewi&s assertion that you are dead. Contact Person Barrister EVAN COTTMAN Email Address : evancottman@gmail.com Jerome H. Powell Chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of the United States evancottman@gmail.com

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