Scam Email received 9/9/2019
Attention:Sir/Madam, – firstname.lastname@example.org
Attention:Sir/Madam, My name is Grace Sender(miss) and I am the secretary to Dr Andrew John Pocock British High Commissioner .The British High Commission in Nigeria, Benin Republic, South Africa, Ghana, Senegal and Burkina Faso received a report of scam against you and other British/US and Asian citizens etc. You are enlisted and approved for payment as one of the scammed victims; you are to get back to us as soon as possible for the immediate payment of your compensation funds. On this faithful recommendations, I want you to know that during the last UN meetings held in Abuja, Nigeria, it was alarmed so much by the rest of the world in the meetings on the lost of funds by various foreigners to the scam artists operating in syndicates all over the world today, in other to retain the good image of the country, the president of the four Countries comprising Nigeria, Benin Republic, South Africa, Ghana, Senegal and Burkina Faso in collaboration with the UNITED NATION through their British High Commission office in Nigeria are now paying one hundred and four (104) scam victims cutting across the whole continents of the world as a compensation to maintain good relationship among other nations of the world, the compensation was dim very necessary by the bodies involved due to the corrupt and inefficient banking systems in Africa, the payments are to be paid through (Miss Grace Sender) BRITISH HIGH COMMISSION Headquarters, Abuja, Nigeria through their funding streams such as the Strategic Program Fund (formerly GOF), Public Diplomacy Project Fund, Bilateral Program Budget and Returns & Re-integration Fund also under funding assistance by the Central Bank of Nigeria in Collaboration with the Bank of America. According to the number of applicants at hand, 84 proved victims has been paid, half of the victims are from the United States, Europe and Asia, we still have more 20 left to be paid their compensations. Yours was among those that were reported unpaid as at Monday and we wish to advise you to see to the instructions of the committee to make sure you receive your compensation immediately. We advise that you do the needful and be advised that you should stop further communication with all those hoodlums who collaborated with their fake lawyers and security companies to scam you and destroyed your life and that of your love once. Kindly stop further communication with those hoodlums to avoid lost of more fund. Contact us immediately ON email@example.com to check if the endorsed date suits you. Thanks for your understanding and cooperation. Regards Grace Sender for Dr Andrew John Pocock British High Commissioner GRACE SENDR – firstname.lastname@example.org
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