Scam Email received July 9, 2018 from firstname.lastname@example.org
From office of the President
From office of the President
From office of the President – email@example.com
Sent from: Yung C. Song:firstname.lastname@example.org From office of the President African Development Bank African House Wuse11 Abuja This information is for you. This intervention is as result of numerous application and attempt by some group of people here and in other parts of the world to abuse the integrity and reputation of the Banks. However, in order to protect its image I have been mandated to inform you that we are in receipt of the mandate to take over payment of all debts originating from African Continent provided beneficiaries have prove of such debts owed hence this mail to you for your funds release/ delivery. Furthermore, be informed that any commercial bank in the Country including other offshore financial institutions which claim to have the mandate of any Apex Bank or the African Development Bank to deliver or transfer funds to the beneficiaries is not authorized to do so without clearance from my office. If you are still dealing with this group of people stop further communication and revert to African Development Bank for your own interest also to help us in eliminating the activities of fraudster while assure you of prompt payment. To accomplish the above we have started updating files/applications for the release/delivery of funds. My office is working on the instruction from the Presidents of Africa Federated Union of commercial-banks, and National Committee for Amalgamated African Central Banks through my office to pay all beneficiaries their debts by direct funds delivery service to their door steps by diplomatic channels and Western Union Gold ATM- Card or as you may choose to receive your payment within 5 working days as we have time scheduled to complete the payment exercise. We however, sympathized with you for the delay to locate the proper institution entrusted with the mandate of carrying out your overdue payments. To serve you well and promptly, you should go through this mail carefully and give accurate information as required below. THE MODE OF OUR OPERATION IS AS FOLLOWS:- 1. You are to inform this office the name of your nearest international airport to enable us route ticket correctly. 2. Your full names, address and telephone numbers including your cell phone. 3. Your presence will be needed at the airport to receive the our representative on arrival and to direct him to where the consignment should be taken to. Also you will be required to acknowledge the receipt of the funds by endorsing certain documents confirming intact receipt of your money as this will enable us write a report back to the institution that passed the bill that resulted in you receiving your payment. Finally, upon confirmation of your readiness to receive your funds, we shall immediately start processing necessary documents towards the safety delivery of your funds to you in your Country on receipt of the demanded particulars from you. Send your reply directly to e-mail: email@example.com Awaiting your prompt response. Regards, Yung C. Song firstname.lastname@example.org
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