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Scam Email received June 26, 2018 from firstname.lastname@example.org
YOUR INHERITANCE HAS BEEN APPROVED
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Sent from: DEPARTMENT OF INT&L AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT OF INT&L AFFAIRS (Office of the Under Secretary) 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue NW Washington D.C. 20220. Attention: Beneficiary, I am Mr.Steven Terner Mnuchin, the formal partner of Goldman Sachs and hedge fund manager. I&m the newly appointed United States Secretary of the Treasury Department and was sworn in as the 77th Secretary of the United States Department of the Treasury of the administration of President Donald Trump, and Vice President Mike Pence. Following series of complains from Citizens of the United States as well as Citizens of Other Countries In Europe over the Discrepancies and fraudulent ways in which fund transfers are handled by Africans which has made it impossible for a lot of People to claim their Winning prize or Inheritance funds from most African Countries due to frauds and illegal activities, A decision was reached recently by the United States Treasury Department under the authority of the White House to compel African Financial bodies (Banks) to urgently release all funds of Asian, American and European citizens and other geographic continents that are trapped in most Banks and Courier Companies in Africa. It was discovered that some bureaucratic bottlenecks was put by these Banks and Couriers to make it impossible for beneficiaries to claim their funds so that they will fraudulently divert those funds to their private accounts. Consequent upon the aforementioned, I was personally mandated to handle this matter to ensure that all funds of our Citizens and others countries which are fraudulently being trapped in African Banks are urgently retrieved and paid to the actual Beneficiaries under a legal manner. Our team of experts were delegated to Benin Republic, Nigeria, Ivory Coast and Ghana for this task and we discovered your File NO: BR227/9005666/00 as unclaimed fund.It was discovered that officials of the Bank has only put up illegal requirements in order to make it difficult for you to claim your fund. The United States Department of Treasury has retrieved all Files of illegal transactions and all has been arrested for this act . however, we will be working under a legitimate arrangement to ensure that you follow the normal process to receive your fund.You are requested to Re-confirm the following information to Scott Wilson. 1. YOUR NAME: 2. AGE : 3. PHONE NUMBER AND FAX: 4. ADDRESS: 5. AMOUNT TO BE CLAIMED: $5.500,000.00usd 6. DRIVER LICENSE: 7. SEX : Be informed that the above information will only enable us to make due confirmation. We shall ensure that normal process is followed to ensure that your fund gets to you without delay or any unwarranted fees . Contact Bar. Scott Wilson who is in charges of paying you your trapped fund and he is right now in Benin Republic as the Legal Practitioner to United States Department of Treasury e-Mail below: Contact Person: Bar Scott Wilson Email:( firstname.lastname@example.org ) His phone number +229-65542399 Yours in Service Mr.Steven T Mnuchin (Under Secretary) email@example.com
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