Scam Email received June 29, 2018 from firstname.lastname@example.org
SCAM VICTIMS. – email@example.com
firstname.lastname@example.orgUNITED NATIONS REGIONAL BUREAU FOR ASIA AND THE PACIFIC UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME ONE UNITED NATIONS PLAZA NEW YORK, NY, 10017, U.S.A. SCAM VICTIM. ATTENTION: Beneficiary, My name is Mr. Michael Williams and I am delegated from the United Nations/ Asia-Pacific Group to pay 150 scam victims $800,000 USD (Eight Hundred Thousand United States Dollars only ) 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 payment of your $800,000 USD compensation funds. On this faithful recommendations, know that during the last U.N. meetings held in United Nations Asian Zone ( Malaysia ), it was alarmed so much by the world Leaders in the meeting on the loss of funds by various individuals to the global scam artists operating as syndicates all over the world today. In other to compensate victims and alleviate their sufferings, the U.N Body in conjunction with the EU Governing Body collectively agreed to compensate and pay 150 Scam victims the sum of $800,000 USD each in accordance with the U.N. recommendations to help alleviate their sufferings. However, Due to the corrupt and inefficient Banking Systems in Africa and some parts of the World, the payments are to be supervised by the United Nation&s Officials and the approved paying bank is OCBC Bank Malaysia in Conjunction with FEDERAL RESERVE BANK NEW YORK, USA. According to the number of Scam Victims 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 $800,000 USD each. Your Names and particulars were mentioned as one of the victims of this wicked acts by one of the Scam Syndicate who was arrested, you are hereby warned not to communicate or duplicate this message to any of them no matter the reason whatsoever as the U.S.Secret Service are already tracking other criminals and impostors. So keep it secret until they are all apprehended. Other victims who have not been contacted can submit their application as well for scrutiny and possible consideration. Many Banks, Universal firms, Companies and individuals have been in bankruptcy today due to the activities of these hoodlums. However, investigations have shown that these people have destroyed the lives over 500,000 victims after collecting their monies falsely, many committed suicide and others living by the grace of God. With the sanity presently at hand, we have over 500 convicts at hand, 300 are in jail now while many are still awaiting trials and we are still searching and tracking down others who feel they are wise and hope that you will be our friend by giving us more information as per clue in apprehending them all. We sincerely need all your co-operations here. You will receive your compensation payment into your personal bank account by ONLINE WIRE TRANSFER THROUGH OCBC BANK Malaysia Head Of Online Transfer Dept. OCBC Bank Malaysia (MR. JAMES TAN CHRIS ). I shall update you with further modalities and proceedings as soon as I hear from you fast. Best Regards Mr. Michael Williams Email: email@example.com UNITED NATIONS/ ASIA-PACIFIC GROUP REPRESENTATIVE ON SCAM VICTIMS. firstname.lastname@example.org
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