Scam Email received 5/18/2019
Mr Williams Frank
Regarding your ATM CARD woth of $7.4Million
Regarding your ATM CARD woth of $7.4Million – [email protected]
International Monetary Fund (IMF) Africa Regional Office Benin ATTENTION, THIS IS THE RECEIPT OF YOUR EMAIL, ORDER FROM THE IMF OFFICE HERE, IN RESPECT WITH THE PROVISION ACT OF DECREE FBI AUTHORITY CONSTITUTION; I AM DIRECTED TO INFORM YOU THAT YOUR ATM CARD ” TO THE TUNE OF $7.4 MILLION US DOLLARS ONLY HAVE VERIFICATION AND CONFIRMATIONS ARE CORRECT. THEREFORE, WE ARE HAPPY TO INFORM YOU THAT ARRANGEMENTS HAVE BEEN CONCLUDED TO AFFECT YOUR DELIVERY AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AND IN OUR BID TO TRANSPARENCY. YOUR SKEPTICISM IS UNDERSTANDABLE AND NOT WITHOUT MERIT. HOWEVER, WE WILL NOT BE PARTY TO A SITUATION LIKE YOU SUGGESTED AND QUITE FRANKLY, I TAKE EXCEPTION TO WHAT YOU ARE IMPLYING. YOUR ATM CARD PACKAGE IS REAL AND LEGITIMATE.SO RIGHT NOW YOU ARE REQUIRED TO SEND US YOUR FOLLOWING INFORMATION TO ENABLE US PROCEED IMMEDIATELY. FULL NAME: ADDRESS: STATE: ZIP CODE: DIRECT CONTACT NUMBER: OCCUPATION: TRANSACTION CODE 7777: AS SOON AS YOU READ THIS MESSAGE, DO NOT HESITATE TO EMAIL ME WITH THE FULL INFORMATION ON MY EMAIL AS STATED BELOW, SO THAT I CAN FACILITATE THE RELEASE AND DISPATCH OF YOUR VISA ATM CARD PACKAGE AND DELIVER TO YOUR HOME ADDRESS. THANK YOU AND GOD BLESS YOU AS YOU LOOK FORWARD TO YOUR EMAIL WITH THE PAYMENT INFORMATION. CONGRATULATIONS YOURS IN SERVICES MR FRANK WILLIAMS INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND (IMF) MY DIRECT LINE:+299-61517561 EMAIL ADDRESS:[email protected] Mr Williams Frank – [email protected]
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