Scam Email received June 19, 2018 from firstname.lastname@example.org
INSTRUCTION – email@example.com
Attn: This is to bring to your notice that I am delegated from the United Nations To Central Bank to pay 150 scam victims $5,000,000.00 (FIVE MILLION UNITED STATE DOLLAR) each. You are listed and approved for this payment as one of the scammed victims to be paid this amount, get back to me as soon as possible for the immediate payments of your $5,000,000.00 compensations funds.On this faithful recommendations, we want you to know that during the last U.N. meetings held at Abuja, Nigeria, it was alarmed so much by the world in the meetings on the lose of funds by various individuals to the scams artists operating in syndicates all over the world today. In other to compensate victims, the U.N Body in conjunction with the Nigerian Government is now paying 150 victims of this operators $5,000,000.00 each in accordance with the U.N. recommendations.Due to the corrupt and inefficient Banking Systems in Nigeria, the payments are to be supervised by the United Nations& Officials and the Central Bank of Nigeria as the corresponding paying bank UNION BANK PLC. According to the number of applicants at hand, 114 Beneficiaries has been paid, half of the victims are from the United States, we still have more 36 left to be paid the compensations of $5,000,000.00 each.Your particulars was mentioned by one of the Syndicates who was arrested as one of their victims of the operations, you are hereby warned not to communicate or duplicate this message to him for any reason what so ever as the U.S. secret service is already on trace of the other criminals.Other victims who have not been contacted can submit their application as well for scrutiny and possible consideration.You are thereby advised to contact the private client Payment officer through the following information for your payment.Name Frank Collins E-mail:. firstname.lastname@example.org Tel:.+234-807-652-2137 You will receive your compensations payments through INTERNATIONAL CERTIFIED BANK DRAFT PAYMENTS SYSTEM.You will be detailed with the modalities as you contact us for details.Yours faithfully, Mr.John Mark email@example.com
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