Inheritance scams

YOUR INHERITANCE FUNDS $10.5MILLION DOLLARS.
WORUKD7652@basil.ocn.ne.jp


Scam Email received June 24, 2018 from WORUKD7652@basil.ocn.ne.jp

WORUKD7652@basil.ocn.ne.jp
WORUKD7652@basil.ocn.ne.jp
Email From:

WORUKD7652@basil.ocn.ne.jp

Subject:

YOUR INHERITANCE FUNDS $10.5MILLION DOLLARS.

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Email Subject:

YOUR INHERITANCE FUNDS $10.5MILLION DOLLARS.


YOUR INHERITANCE FUNDS $10.5MILLION DOLLARS. – WORUKD7652@basil.ocn.ne.jp


FROM THE DESK OF: MR BELLO MOHAMMED. DIRECTOR, INTERNATIONAL REMITTANCE / FOREIGN OPERATIONS. YOUR INHERITANCE FUNDS $10.5MILLION DOLLARS. THIS IS TO NOTIFY YOU THAT YOUR OVER DUE INHERITANCE FUNDS HAS BEEN GAZETTED TO BE RELEASED, VIA TELEX TRANSFER (TT)DIRECT WIRE TRANSFER TO YOU BY THE SENATE COMMITTEE FOR FOREIGN OVER DUE FUND TRANSFER.MEANWHILE,A WOMAN CAME TO MY OFFICE FEW DAYS AGO WITH A LETTER,CLAIMING TO BE YOUR TRUE REPRESENTATIVE.HERE ARE HER INFORMATION: NAME JANET WHITE BANK NAME: CITI BANK BANK ADDRESS:ARIZONA, USA. ACCOUNT Number: 6503809428. PLEASE, DO RECONFIRM TO THIS OFFICE, AS A MATTER OF URGENCY IF THIS WOMAN IS FROM YOU SO THAT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT WILL NOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR PAYING INTO THE WRONG ACCOUNT NAME AND FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF YOUR CONTRACT, INHERITANCE/AWARD WINNING CLAIM IS INFORMED THAT YOU ARE NOT ALLOWED TO CORRESPOND WITH ANY PERSON OR OFFICE ANYMORE, YOU ARE REQUIRED TO SEND BELLOW:INFORMATION REQUEST FOR YOUR TRANSFER. (1) YOUR FULL NAME: (2) FULL ADDRESS OF YOUR CITY, STATE AND COUNTRY: (3) PHONE, FAX AND MOBILE: (4) COMPANY NAME, POSITION AND ADDRESS: (5) BANK INFORMATION: (A) BANK NAME: (B) BANK ADDRESS: (C) ACCOUNT NUMBER: (D) SWIFT CODE/ (E) ROUTING NUMBER: (F) IBAN NUMBER (6) PROFESSION, AGE AND MARITAL STATUS: (7) A COPY OF YOUR INT&L PASSPORT/DRIVERS LICENSE. THE RESERVE BANK GOVERNOR, EXECUTIVE, BOARD OF DIRECTORS AND THE SENATE COMMITTEE FOR FOREIGN OVER DUE INHERITANCE FUND HAVE APPROVED AND ACCREDITED THIS REPUTABLE BANK WITH THE OFFICE OF THE DIRECTOR,INTERNATIONAL REMITTANCE /FOREIGN OPERATIONS,TO HANDLE AND TRANSFER ALL FOREIGN INHERITANCE FUNDS THIS THIRD QUARTER PAYMENT OF THE YEAR.HOWEVER,WE SHALL PROCEED TO ISSUE ALL PAYMENTS DETAILS TO THE SAID MRS.WHITE,IF WE DO NOT HEAR FROM YOU WHITEN THE NEXT SEVEN WORKING DAYS FROM TODAY. BEST REGARDS MR BELLO MOHAMMED. DIRECTOR, INTERNATIONAL REMITTANCE / FOREIGN OPERATIONS. CC: ALL FOREIGN INHERITANCE FUNDS WORUKD7652@basil.ocn.ne.jp

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