Number ( WLA/021.PG/512 ) email@example.com
Scam Email received June 18, 2018 from firstname.lastname@example.org
Number ( WLA/021.PG/512 )
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Number ( WLA/021.PG/512 ) – email@example.com
Sent from: Jean-Luc Moner-Banet Greetings, Through a recently finalized investigative program finessed by the Board of Directors of World Lottery Association; we want to announce to you that you&re one among the beneficiaries of this program which was organized to recover all unclaimed lottery winnings over the years from all Lottery Benefactors. The management of the World Lottery Association recently organized a program to trace and recover all unclaimed lottery winnings from all lottery Benefactors around the globe; The need arose because of several reports in our office about failed lottery claims from around the World. Enlisted among other recovered winnings which have been thoroughly investigated and approved is your Lottery Winnings of Twenty Six Million, Three Hundred and Fifty Thousand United States Dollars ( $26,350,000.00 ). All recovered winnings are deposited with one of the Banks with best worldwide services for dispatch of the funds to the beneficiaries at contact; United Bank For Africa have been tasked therefore to handle all transactions to a logical conclusion. You&re advised to contact the management of United Bank For Africa today through the outlined information below and request for your lottery winnings of $26,350,000.00. BANK INFO: Bank Name: United Bank For Africa Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Contact the Bank with your Transaction File Code Number ( WLA/021.PG/512 ) and a full identification of yourself which must include; Your Name , Address-, Phone Number-, Profession and Age. All deposits have been confirmed by the management of United Bank For Africa and Funds have been made available for receipt; so do not hesitate to contact the Bank as soon as you receive this message. Thank you. Yours truly, Mr. Jean-Luc Moner-Banet. President, World Lottery Association. Lange Gasse 20. CH-4002, Basel, Switzerland. email@example.com
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