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Scam Email received June 21, 2018 from firstname.lastname@example.org
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From The Desk Of Mrs.Sarah Alade O. Deputy Governor Telex Wire Transfer Department, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). Plot 33, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Way, Tinubu-Squre – Lagos Nigeria. Tell: +234 701 424 0496 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.orgAttention: Dear Beneficiary DID YOU AUTHORIZE Mr. William, A Wilford FOR THE CHANGE OF ACCOUNT TO YOUR PAYMENT FILE? See bellow as prove of the acct info he gave to us: Bank Name: CHASE BANK Bank address: 27888 Santa Margarita Parkway, Mission Viejo, California 92691 USA Name on Account William, A Wilford Account Number 466 99 4147 Swift/ABA #:CHAS US 33 Routing #:322271627 Please if you did not authorize this person to have claim over your fund, kindly get back to this office immediately because we received a massage from him informing us that you are very sick and that you directed him to claim your inheritance payment with our Bank to enable us carry on with your fund immediate transfer to your local bank account or wire it through valid (SWIFT ATM CARD) which will take this office 48hrs to deliver this (ATM CARD) to you as soon as we hear from you. Kindly reconfirm your details to avoid mistakes. Full name: Address: Occupation: Phone/fax: Age/sex: You are also advised to place a call on me if possible immediately you finish reading this massage. Remain Blessed and have a great working day as I wait for your urgent reply.Yours faithfully,Mrs.Sarah Alade O. Deputy Governor Telex Wire Transfer Department, Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). Plot 33, Abubakar Tafawa Balewa Way, Tinubu-Squre – Lagos Nigeria. Tell: +234 701 424 0496 E-mail: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
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