Inheritance scams

KINDLY READ CAREFULLY AND GET BACK TO ME
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Scam Email received June 20, 2018 from alexmatez@aol.fr

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info_adb.co.cc@foxmail.comk
Email From:

alexmatez@aol.fr

Subject:

KINDLY READ CAREFULLY AND GET BACK TO ME

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Email Subject:

KINDLY READ CAREFULLY AND GET BACK TO ME


KINDLY READ CAREFULLY AND GET BACK TO ME – info_adb.co.cc@foxmail.comk


From the desk of Mr. Akinwumi Adesina. African Development Bank Group (www.afdb.org) Plot 813, Lake Chad Crescent, Maitama District, Abuja-Nigeria Email: info_adb.co.cc@foxmail.comKINDLY READ CAREFULLY AND GET BACK TO ME I am Mr. Akinwumi Adesina, the President, African Development Bank Group.This is to bring to your notice that my office has taken over all the money transactions originated from any part of Africa and European countries as contract payment, Fund Inheritance or Lottery Winning due to Unauthorized/incapability of financial Institutions/security companies in releasing such huge sum of money due to Fraud, terrorism and money Laundry activities going on world wide.The World Bank Group has Mandated the African Development Bank (afdb) via my Office to release funds to beneficiaries through a means preferable by the beneficiary, Hence Your Name appears as one of The fund beneficiaries whom their fund was successfully cleared for payment.Your money will be released to you through any means preferable by you either by the below options. (1) through online banking transfer or (2) Payment through delivery of ATM CARD (3) Through Bank to Bank wire transfer to avoid paying excess charges. Be informed that there will be a little fee to cover up. You are requested to re-confirm the below information proving you the bonafide beneficiary.(1.) Your Full Name: (2.) Your Direct Phone Number: (3.) Your Valid Passport ID: 4.) Your Residence Home Address:You are therefore advised to re-confirm or direct us for immediate release of your money, Most importantly be aware that (Five Million United States Dollars (US$5, 000, 000.00) Only was allocated to you as the approved amount due to you.Yours faithfully, Mr. Akinwumi Adesina. President, African Development Bank. Board of Executive Directors. info_adb.co.cc@foxmail.comk

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