Scam Email received 9/20/2022
Mrs. Sherry Williams
Dear Friend, – firstname.lastname@example.org
Dear Friend, How are you today? Hope all is well with you and your family? I hope this mail meets you in a perfect condition. I am using this opportunity to thank you for your great effort to our unfinished transfer of fund into your account due to one reason or the other best known to you. But I want to inform you that I have successfully transferred the Check out of the company to someone else who was capable of assisting me in this great venture Due to your effort, sincerity, courage and trust worthiness you showed at the course of the transaction I want to compensate you and show my gratitude to you with the sum $250,000.00 (two hundred Fifty thousand united states Dollars)in addition to your lottery winnings of $500 thousand now amounting to $750,000.00(seven hundred and fifty thousand United States Dollars). My dear friend I will like you to contact the finance house for the collection of this international certified bank draft. The name and contact address of the Person with your Check is Mr. Alfred Morris, is as follows. COMPENSATION AND FINANCE HOUSE HEAD OFFICE CONTACT AGENT: MR.ALFRED MORRIS. Email: (email@example.com) At the moment, I am very busy here because of the investment projects which myself and my new partner are having at hand. Finally, remember that I have forwarded instruction to the finance house on your behalf to send the bank draft to you as soon as you contact them without delay. Please I will like you to accept this token with good faith as this is from the bottom of my heart. Thanks and God bless you and your family. Hope to hear from you soon. My sincere advice to you as a christian is that you should endeavor to pay your tithe to a bible believing church when you get the prize. Best Regards, Mrs. Sherry Williams N:B So sorry for have contacted you for so long it was due to the fact that i was responding to medical treatment i went for surgery and ever since I came back I couldn’t locate you until i finally made it. That was why I am contacting you back to inform you that I finally made it as a result of this I had to compensate you with this offer. Mrs. Sherry Williams – firstname.lastname@example.org
The above email is a scam. If you still think is legitimate, but you’re still concerned, then follow these steps:
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