Scam Email received September 6, 2018 from email@example.com
Internet Crimes Complaint Center
Internet Crimes Complaint Center
Internet Crimes Complaint Center – firstname.lastname@example.org
Internet Crimes Complaint Center Counter-terrorism Division and Cyber Crime Division ICC Headquarters/18 Court Road Central Ave WICHITA,Kansas USA, Attention Beneficiary,I am Mr. Jeffery Hawkins Director in charge of the compensation funds to scam victims from the Internet Crimes Complaint Center (IC3). It may interest you to know that reports have reached our office by so many correspondence on the uneasy way which people like you are treated by Various Banks and Courier Companies across Europe to Africa and Asia and we have decided to put a stop to that and that is why the IMF was appointed to monitor your transaction here in united state and Europe from the (IMF) that your compensation funds gets to you.After proper and several investigations and research at Western Union and Money Gram Office, we found your name in Western Union database among those that have sent money through Western Union to Nigeria and other country right now we are working hand in hand with Western Union to track every fraudsters down, do not respond to their e-mails, letters and phone calls any longer as they are scammers and you should be very careful to avoid being a victim to fraudsters any longer because they have nothing to offer you but to rip-off what you have worked earnestly hard to earn.In view of the determination and commitment of this New Governmental policy against cyber crime to ensure that every outstanding foreign beneficiaries debts are settled, but to our greatest dismay, despite all the effort made last year to ensure that most foreign beneficiaries receive their payment, record still show that a lot of foreign beneficiaries did not receive their payment due to their inability to settle some outstanding up-front obligation needed by the Monetary Body.In this regard a meeting was held between the Board of Directors of The Internet Crimes Complaint Center (IC3) investigations it was agreed that you will be compensated with the sum of $1,000,000.00(One Million United States Dollars) by the Internet Crimes Complaint Center (IC3) which has set aside as a compensation to everyone who have by one way or the other sent money to fraudsters in Nigeria and those country would be paid by the UNITED NATIONS from Counter-terrorism Division and Cyber Crime Division here in USA.Get back to me ASAP for further directives; or kindly contact the USA delegate from the Internet Crimes Complaint Center (IC3)in charge to handle your fund via these email address ( email@example.com ) Yours sincerely, Jeffery Hawkins Director In Charge, Internet Crimes Complaint Center (IC3) firstname.lastname@example.org
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