Scam Email received 5/17/2019
Mr. Donds Halk
ECONOMIC & FINANCIAL CRIMES COMMISSION (EFCC)
ECONOMIC & FINANCIAL CRIMES COMMISSION (EFCC) – email@example.com
NIGERIAN FOREIGN PAYMENT INVESTIGATION DEPARTMENT ANTI-FRAUD DEPARTMENT FROM THE OFFICE OF THE CHAIRMAN ANTI FRAUD DEPARTMENT EFCC) ABUJA, NIGERIA, TELL: +2349024369197 This notice is to keep you informed that Mr. President/Commander In-Chief Of Armed Forces Federal Republic of Nigeria,during the last Federal Executive council meeting inaugurated both bodies ECONOMIC & FINANCIAL CRIMES COMMISSION (EFCC) in collaboration with the UNITED NATIONS COMPENSATION COMMISSION (UNCC).I was mandated by both bodies to apologize to all those involved in the scam by Nigerians and Benin Republic,and those listed for this exercise and of which you are among the list of scammed victims. Note that money valued USD $4,800.000.00 has been approved in your favour as compensation following directives of Mr. President and therefore you are advised to forward the following informations below to enable the Apex Bank process your fund for payment to you without any form of interference or delay. Full Names: Your Complete Home Address: Your Tel/Mobile Numbers: Your Driver’s License or International Passport We will appreciate your immediate response; hence we have 7 working days to conclude with this exercise. Best Regards, Mr. Donds Halk For EFCC & UN Tel +2349024369197 Mr. Donds Halk – firstname.lastname@example.org
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