Scam Email received 5/18/2019
Congratulation to you for our successful recovery of your fund from swindlers.
Congratulation to you for our successful recovery of your fund from swindlers. – firstname.lastname@example.org
INTERPOL Secretariat The Hague Netherlands Attn :/ FUND OWNER/BENEFICIARY Congratulation to you for our successful recovery of your fund from swindlers. We received Fraud signal and report from Our high-tech infrastructure of technical and operational support that helps us meet the growing challenges of fighting crime in the 21st century about innocent people Fund invested in Some Banks in Asia. after our real-time and pain-stacking investigation we find out that your fund has been on hold for a long time and some officials from banks, and all other government agencies are bent on making life difficult for you. We are contacting you because your name and email address shows that you are the real owner of the fund so We have already inform the paying bank that the real beneficiary of the fund will be in-touch after our investigation. Moreover, you will apply and obtain the INTERPOL APPROVED AFFIDAVIT FROM A COMPETENT COURT HERE and you will bear the cost. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT TAKE NOTE, FIRST AND ONLY STEP We are waiting for your urgent confirmation of this important message with your full name and form of identification for final confirmation before we will give instruction for your fund release. Mr. Jürgen Stock, Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL) INTERPOL Secretariat The Hague J. St – email@example.com
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