Scam Email received 6/3/2022
Federal bureau investigation
confirmed that your contract payment is 100%
confirmed that your contract payment is 100% – firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello, The Federal bureau of investigation (FBI) Washington, DC. believed you received the previous messages sent to you prior to your dealings with the U.S Custom Authority at (LARRY JOE) International Airport New York as regards to your over-due contract payment as consignment trunk box worth sum of$2.500,000.00 (two Million five hundred thousand Dollars only), which was endorsed in your favor and like we stated earlier, we have dully screened through this project as stipulated on our protocols of operation and have final confirmed that your contract payment is 100% genuine and hitch free from all fact and of which you have the lawful right to claim your fund without any further delay. This is to bring your notice that we have just been informed through secrete source that the U.S Custom Authority at (LARRY JOE) International Airport New York are making arrangement to have your contract fund wired into the Bank account of Mrs Jane Frederick, the lady that contacted them earlier and presented some documentations and evidencing to claim and being signed to her for the release of your contract fund. since you have choose to ignore their messages and refuse to pay the required $225 for Custom Clearance Certificate C.C.C. charges as imposed, despite of the advise we gave to you. You knew U.S constitutions especially the FBI department that deals with foreign inheritance fund have right, rules of settlements. So your fund can not be release to her. Tell her that it is completely illegal to deliver your fund to your sister. Mrs. Jane Frederick are changed your address under 24hrs without legal procedures; that you don’t have the fee is not a guarantee for you to instruct delivery of the fund to your sister. We have no problem, and we will order the release of your fund to her since is your choice but before anything could be done, we need a letter of agreement or power of attorney by which you authorized her as your next of kin to change your name, pay the fee and release your to her and address as the owner. I want to personally assured once again that you will have every course to smile and be happy upon conclusion of this project, as we will continue monitoring all your services at all level as well until you received your Metal Trunk Box accordingly. We are here to protect your interest and that is the why we are doing all we can to make sure all goes well, because this is a huge amount of money we can not wish you to loose. We understand that the imposed fee might be too much for you to pay now, So we further make things easier for you by discussed with the U.S Custom Authority at (LARRY JOE) International Airport New York pleaded on your behalf for them to give you the grace of sending half of the charges/fee which will be only $100.00USD for now, after the Diplomatic Agent deliver your consignment trunk box to you then once you confirm your $2.5Million, you can pay the remaining balance of $100.00USD All we want to do right now is to go ahead and send the half of the fee to the Receivers and info listed below so that we can forward it to Benin Republic Customs Authority on your behalf to help us obtain the Custom Clearance Certificate C.C.C for you to enable the Diplomat make the delivery to your home address . Below is the description of Your Consignment box to be delivered: Type:…… Size:…… Weight:… Colour:….. Contact us right away and let me know when you will send half of the fee as we discussed with them to enable them route your fund to you with immediate effect. This is a life time opportunity and we will advise you to take advantage of it before it will become too late to do so. Also be informed that we made agreement with the U.S Custom Authority at (LARRY JOE) International Airport New York that you will be sending half of the fee, today please we will advise to send the half fee right away because if you fail to do that your will loose your fund .And they will release your fund to Mrs. Jane Frederick [ email@example.com ] Yours in service, FBI DIRECTOR, MR. LARRY JOE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION, WEST AFRICA DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE PRESIDENTIAL VILLA, D.C. 20535 FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION FBI Federal bureau investigation – firstname.lastname@example.org
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