Compensation scams


Scam Email received July 5, 2018 from
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SETTLEMENT OF ESCROW ACCOUNTS/SCAM VICTIMS.First and foremost, let me introduce myself. I am MRS. HEIDI LIOCE MENDOZA from Philippines. I am born on 3rd of November, 1962 in Tayabas, Quezon, Philippines. I was nominated on the 6th of October, 2015 by DR. BAN-KI MOON (FORMER UN SECRETARY-GENERAL) and resumed on 11th of November, 2015 to head this office, which I replaced MS.CARMAN LAPOINTE of Canada. To know more about me, please visit this websites: Heidi_Mendoza and United_Nations_Office_of_ Internal_Oversight_ServicesE-mail EsteemedI personally decided to write you after waiting for your contact with this office, on resumption of our new SECRETARY GENERAL(MR. ANTONIO GUTERRES),FORMER PRIME MINISTER OF PORTUGAL. We released circular to all concerned clients of the claims of their funds, which most clients are happiest person today celebrating there victory and success as they have received their funds $15,000.000.00.without any mix-up or delay. On the other hand, most clients are still afraid, which I felt that this might be your reason of not contacting this office due to you ugly past experience,so after viewing your file and data, I decided fo contact you through emails first to give you this great news as success is already on your door. Most importantly, my reason of contacting you now via email is that we discovered you have of recent been dealing with set of fraudsters,according to our investigation, we learn that you have lost some amount of money to some AFRICAN,in pursue of your funds, so for this,I decided to immediately contact to help you claim your funds with the most easiest means and to help you stop all this tribulations you are facing. Your funds has been designated to be paid in TWO MOST RELIABLE VARIOUS MEANS:-BANK TO BANK OR ATM CARD: (1) ATM CARD OPTION: Your funds $15,000.000.00. would been loaded in a ATM CARD,as soon as we receive your response and your readiness,then we will know the bank your operate to help us issue you the ATM CARD,for your perusal,Please,the bank that have silences to transfer your fund in OPTION (2) is,Banco Santander,UBA,Bank of America,except you are not interest in receiving your funds via ATM CARD, and if it is bank to bank, then you need to forward us your bank details information,This is whereby you funds will be transfer or ATM CARD,as some of our officials (DIPLOMATS) will be traveling in few days to USA,Brazil,Australia,GERMANY and UK,for disbursement of funds,therefore, if you are willing to claim your funds through this way, that means you shall be meeting FACE TO FACE with our DIPLOMATS upon there arrival in country of yours for face hands over your ATM CARD, With all transparency, sincerity and honesty, exactly as I told you above, this is how things MUST go, so all we required from you is to let me know which you most preferred to receive your funds and VICTORY is yours. Though, as you must know, you are suppose to first update your file with some amount because it has been dormant, but I will help you with that, so indicate to me which best means you prefer to claim your funds and be very ready to follow as instructed. On responding to us, you are advised to re-confirm the below information to enable us confirm your genuineness and expedite action immediately, upon receiving your urgent response, with your full correct details, I will then attach your ABN AMRO ATM CARD for your perusal. Remember,the procedure for you to receive your ATM CARD,with PIN CODE to access your fund as withdraws,would going to cost you $350,but bank to bank transfer access code,as normally procedure cost as well $400,and i would giving you further directives on how to send the DISPATCH FEES to the office in charge in your Country, so that the DISPATCH can take place immediately and receiving your ATM CARD or directly into your bank account. Please re-confirm the below details:- (ATM CARD OPTION:) $350, (1) YOUR FULL NAME AND CORRECT CONTACT ADDRESS (2) YOUR MOBILE/HOME TELEPHONE NUMBERS (3) YOUR SCANNED COPY OF YOUR IDENTIFICATION (4) YOUR AGE, OCCUPATION AND POSITION(BANK TO BANK TRANSFER:-) $400 BANK NAME AND ADDRESS:_ ACCOUNT NO:_________ ROUTING NO:_________ SWIFT CODE:_________ Upon receipt of your mail and the above information, we will give you further directives. Waiting for your urgent response and conclusion.Yours faithfully, MRS. HEIDI MENDOZA, U. N UNDER-SECRETARY GENERAL FOR INTERNAL OVERSIGHT OFFICE EMAIL

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