Scam Email received 5/17/2022
Ms. Kelly Valentino
Important Information! – firstname.lastname@example.org
Attention Dear, In accordance to my religious persuasion, I felt expedient to write and inform you on the wicked conspiracy hatched by Mr Alex & Mr Hassan to divert your withholding payment fund from the United Nations, to their designated bank account in Cayman Island UAE but unfortunately, they are finding it difficult to complete the process due to unable to provide an adequate identity of the fund, so they now moved the fund to a delivery company in New York City in other to buy time pending to enable them embezzle the fund on their own convenient time. From my position as a lowly clerk in this company, I discovered that the criminals moved your fund from the United States to Canada, and then moved it again to the delivery company in New York City. Yesterday, I found out through the Central computer database that they are about to reroute your fund to a security company in Washington DC where they will be able to maneuver the strict IMF money laundering regulatory orders. With this, I felt that it is important for me to alert you on this development to avoid losing your fund. They are still using your name and contract/inheritance identification number as the beneficiary but they have changed the account co-ordinate and this is the reason why they have been frustrating you by delaying the delivery/transferring of your fund to you, in order to buy time pending on when they will transfer your money to their designated bank accounts. I have the reference number of the transaction and also I have the number of the official who is directly in charge at the DELIVERY COMPANY. Your payment is supposed to go through the Euro-Asia Credit Control Financial Clearing Department before final Lodgement into the security company. All the data/information about your funds file are within my reach. I do not need gratification from you either in cash or kind. I can never be a part of evil because the bible said YE SHALL KNOW THE TRUTH AND THE TRUTH SHALL SET YOU FREE. Please respect my discretion in this matter! I will send you the reference number, the name and contact information of the officials of the delivery company as soon as I receive your response. I repeat, please do not expose my person, it is not easy to get employment around here and I cannot contend with these powerful individuals because they can eliminate me. You are advised to reply back to me immediately you receive this message at (email@example.com) as I access this e-mail more often. God bless you, Ms. Kelly Valentino — This email has been checked for viruses by Avast antivirus software. https://www.avast.com/antivirus Ms. Kelly Valentino – firstname.lastname@example.org
The above email is a scam. If you still think is legitimate, but you’re still concerned, then follow these steps:
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