Scam Email received 3/25/2020
RE: OVERDUE PAYMENT
RE: OVERDUE PAYMENT – firstname.lastname@example.org
— HSBC Building, 968 Rama IV Road, Silom, Bangrak, Bangkok 10500 Thailand. Legal Adviser: DAOCHAI AMPORN Tel: +66-6492-11659 RE: OVERDUE PAYMENT Dear Beneficiary , We, the entire members of the World Bank/Audit Department of the Ministry of finance Thailand, on behalf of the resolution panel on contract payment, inheritance claims and lottery winnings, a meeting was held on the 6th of February, 2020, concerning release withheld and Overdue Payments to you, both foreign and local contractors, inheritance claims and lottery winnings. Going through files today, we discovered that your file was dumped untreated or you have been dealing with the impostors in Western African/Europeans in regards to your claims, at this juncture, we apologize for the delay of your payment and please stop communicating with any office or individuals from West Africans/Europeans prior to this new development forthwith. Your attention should be focused to the appointed office below for you to receive your funds. Now you’re new Payment Reference No.654437, Password No: 00854, Pin Code No:20891 and you’re Certificate of Merit Payment No: 2097, Release code No: 33258 Immediate Telex Confirmation No: 009654. Having received these vital payment numbers, therefore you are now qualified to receive your funds Telegraphic Transfer immediately within 24hrs via HSBC BANK PLC without any hindrances and we advise you to keep your vital payment numbers confidential to avoid any double claimants. Note that the sum of US$10,500,000.00(TEN MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS ONLY) would be TRANSFERRED to your nominated bank account without any hindrances. We advise you to contact us with the requested information shows below for more details on how to release your overdue payment which still remains unclaimed to you. Full Name: Contact Address: State: Country: Telephone Number: We shall contact you back with the information needed for your funds transfer as soon as we hear from you. Always remember that HSBC BANK PLC will do everything possible to make sure that you receive your fund successfully without any difficulties. Yours in Service, DAOCHAI AMPORN Hsbc Bank Legal Advisor ^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~^~ Important confidentiality Notice: This electronic message and any attachments are confidential and may be protected by legal privilege. If you are not an intended recipient, be Aware that any disclosure, copying, distribution, or use of this Message or any attachments is prohibited. If you have received this message in error, please notify us immediately or return it to the sender and then delete this copy from your system. DAOCHAI AMPORN – email@example.com
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