From Claims Dept email@example.com
Scam Email received June 21, 2018 from firstname.lastname@example.org
From Claims Dept
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From Claims Dept – email@example.com
Attn: Beneficiary, How are you doing today? I hope you are doing just fine. My name is Mr. Edward Mann; I work with the Claims Dept,United Nations Compensation Commission, United Kingdom. I am in charge of your unclaimed Five Million US Dollars that was meant to be paid out to you since last year.Its a pity that due to certain reasons, we were unable to have the payment procession completed last year but there is a good news for you, today! I was just going to find out from you if you have been contact by the Debt Reconciliation Dept,United Kingdom, as they have been trying to get across to you on the phone previously by one of our staff. As I was meant to understand, they are having all outstanding bills settled within the first quarter of this year so I had to contact you because I have your name in the list of the unclaimed files and they will do a direct wire into your account so all you need to do is ; Get back and let me know the email is still valid and that you are the rightful beneficiary by the time our payment department confirms your data on the phone with a valid telephone number. Once you are able to get back to me with your telephone line before Friday this week, then we will smile by next week. The Commission will be taking care of any fees attached to the transfer so there will no need for panic or whatsoever has been your complain in the past. I hope this is clear enough for you to understand but if you wish to have further explanation, then let me know what time you will want me to give you a call. I will await your response as I am looking forward to having these whole thing rounded up, soon. Regards, Edward Mann firstname.lastname@example.org
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