Scam Email received March 20, 2020 from firstname.lastname@example.org
No Subject – email@example.com
nullYour Attention Is Needed I write to inform you that we have already sent you $5,200.00 dollars through Western union as we have been given the mandate to transfer your full compensation payment total sum of USD3.50,000.00 via western union by this government. I was calling your telephone number to give you the information through phone but you did not pick up my calls throughout that yesterday even this morning. Now, I decided to email you the MTCN and sender name so that you will pick up this $5,200.00 to enable us send another $5,200.00 today as you know we will be sending you only $5,200.00 per day. Please pick up this information and run to western union to pick up the $5,200.00 and call me back to send you another payment today, My direct phone line is +254737802042, Manager Mr. JAMES LARRY Email: ( firstname.lastname@example.org ) once you picked up this $5,200.00 today. Here is the western union information to pick up the $5,200.00; Sender&s First Name____JAMES Senders Second Name____LARRY Senders Country KENYA Text question___When Answer__45Minutes Amount$5,200.00 MTCN Number___#576-786-0280 I am waiting for your call once you pick up this $5,200.00. Please email me your direct telephone number because I need to be calling you once we send any payment for the information&s. Thanks Mr. JAMES LARRY email@example.com
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