Inheritance scams

Good news, Transfer of US$4,750,000 to your account

Scam Email received June 16, 2018 from
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Good news, Transfer of US$4,750,000 to your account

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Good news, Transfer of US$4,750,000 to your account

Good news, Transfer of US$4,750,000 to your account –

Ref: SFSA/UP5/8PM Good Morning, We wish to congratulate and inform you that after thorough review of all unclaimed funds, lottery funds, Inheritance and contract funds, etc.,, in conjunction with the auditor reports to UN accounts, your payment file was forwarded to our office for the immediate transfer of US$4,750,000.00 to your bank account, a compensation for your funds retarded. The auditors report shows that you have been going through hard times by paying a lot of money to certain groups of individuals for the transfer of funds to your bank account, all which has been delayed by some dubious officials. We therefore advice that you stop further communication with any correspondence outside this office since you do not have to pay any money or fee to receive your funds since you have met up with the whole funds transfer requirements. Should you follow our directives, your US$4,750,000 compensation will be credited to your bank account within the next three (3) working days and transfer copies forwarded to you and your bankers for confirmation. For the immediate transfer of the US$4,750,000 to your bank account, kindly contact Mrs. Esther Bibianna today with the below information. Mrs. Esther Bibianna E-mail: (OR) PLEASE NOTE: All correspondences to Mrs. Esther Bibianna should have the reference number: SFSA/UP5/8PM sent along with your Full Names and Telephone numbers for prompt attention. Yours sincerely, Dolorita Hughes financial services, Spain ================================================== ****The information contained in this message and any attachments thereto are intended for the exclusive use of the addressee(s) and may contain confidential and / or privileged information / material. Any review, re-transmission, dissemination or other use of, or taking of any action in reliance upon this information by persons or entities other than the intended recipient is prohibited. If you received this in error, please contact the sender and delete/destroy all copies of this message and any attachments from any computer.****

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