Scam Email received July 5, 2018 from email@example.com
PLEASE RECONFIRM – firstname.lastname@example.org
Attention: Beneficiary During the auditing of all financial records in our Bank last week, it was discovered from the records that your outstanding payment with our Bank your name is among on the listed that will be receiving their funds this month.As a result of this development, verification conducted by credit department in conjunction with the Debt Verification Panel on all outstanding inheritance funds, your file has been endorsed for immediate payment awaiting your confirmations. Meanwhile, one Mr.Hille Dieter Rolf forwarded our bank with a letter claiming to be your true representative from Germany that you are very sick that’s why you have to inform him to calm this funds on your behalf. Below is the information he presented to bank:Bank Name: Mittelbrandenburgische Sparkasse Account Holder: Hille Dieter Rolf Account Number: 1197561441 IBN number: DE54160500001197561441 SWIFT code: WELADED1PMB Bank address: Fichtestrasse 92-94, 15745 Wildau GermanyAs the Finance Director I was supposed to release this Funds to him but I refused to do so because I wanted to hear from you first due to the nature of my job, I would not want to make any mistake in releasing these funds to anyone except you whom is the Recognized Bona fide Beneficiary to these Funds.Please i would like you to confirm to this office immediately if this person are truly from you or not, so that our bank will not be held responsible for paying into wrong account. You are also requested to re-send the information for verification purposes so that your fund will be remitted into your nominated bank account Thanks Best Regards email@example.com
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