Scam Email received June 17, 2018 from firstname.lastname@example.org
Attention, Beneficiary, – email@example.com
Sent from: Thomas Togliku Attention, Beneficiary, We have deposited your full Compensation ($4,700,000.00 USD) through Money Gram Headquarter payment department California USA, after our final meeting regarding your transaction/fund, All you will do is to contact the Director Anthony Tettey in our office California he will give you direction on how you will be receiving the funds daily. and your Full information to Renew your file, (1)Your Full Names. (2) Country/City.. (3) Telephone/ Cell # Though, Daniel clem has sent $5000 in your name today, So contact Anthony Tettey on this number (916) 713-1451, Email ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) or send text to (916) 713-1451 as soon as you receive this email and tell him to confirm the REF#,sender name and question/answer to pick the $5000. Use the below info to pick up your money. Reference #: 42671689 Amount: $5,000 Text question: Color? Answer: Blue Sender name. Daniel clem Senders address: same as above let us know as soon as you received all your fund. Yours respectfully, Mr Thomas Togliku. UBA BANK DIRECTOR BENIN REPUBLIC. Tele +229-6384-9727. email@example.com
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