Scam Email received March 2, 2020 from firstname.lastname@example.org
Attention Beneficiary, – email@example.com
Attention Beneficiary,This is to inform you that the America Embassy office Nigeria was instructed to transfer your fund totaled $25 millions U.S Dollars compensating all the SCAM VICTIMS and your email was found as one of the VICTIMS by the America security leading team and America’s representative officers here in Nigeria. So between today the 2nd of March till 20th Of April 2020. you will be receiving the sum of $6,000.00 dollars per day. However be informed that we have already sent the $6,000.00 dollars this morning to avoid cancellation of your payment, Be informed that we&ve already sent $6,000.00 is on-held because of the instruction from US Embassy’s Delegates, they asked us to place it on hold by requesting the Transfer Charge of $150 in order to fulfill all necessary obligation to avoid any hitches while sending you the payment through Western Union money transfer, the necessary obligation i mean here is to obtain the (Clean Bill Record Certificate). Below is the information of today, you may not be able to track it in our website www.westernunion.com, because the obligation has not been carried out. We haven’t affected it online for security reasons, to avoid hackers stealing the money online. Sender Name:. Peter Iwunor MTCN:.. 661444** Question:. Time Given Answer: 6hrs Only Amount: $6,000.00 We need the below details from you, to enable us fully activate the payment to your name for it to reflect in your country&s western union branch office, and to update our file records: 1. Your Full Names:.. 2.Postal Address: 3. Phone Number:.. 5. Alternative Email Address:. 9. Country and State: Furthermore you are advised to get back with us as the instruction was passed that within 6hours without hearing from you, Consider your payment canceled. managing director&s office of the release order, Email them via. (firstname.lastname@example.org) immediately!!! ThanksMr. John Mark (Western Union Mgr Nigeria Rep.) email@example.com
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