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Victims never receive this non-existent fortune but are tricked into sending their money to the criminals, who remain anonymous. They hide their real identity and location by using fake names and fake postal addresses as well as communicating via anonymous free email accounts and mobile phones.
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Some comments by the Scam-O-Matic about the following email:
Fraud email example:
From: (sent from abused email account)
Reply-To: VERIFICATION UNIT <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Thu, 30 Oct 2008 17:03:45 +0700 (WIT)
Subject: ISSUED DATE 29/10/2008 ATTN; YOU HAVE FIVE WORKING DAYS TO CLAIM
ATTN:THIS IS THE THIRD AND FINAL MESSAGE FROM INTERNAL REVENUE DEPARTMENT.
INTERNAL REVENUE/FUNDS DEPARTMENT
COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN PAYMENT
(RESOLUTION PANEL ON CONTRACT PAYMENT)
IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF YOUR INHERITANCE FUND VIA ATM SWIFT CARD.
CONTACT: MR. JAMES WANG
WORLD BANK GROUP AND UNITED NATION ORGANIZATION
Do hereby give this irrevocable approval order with Release Code:
GNC/3480/02/00 in your favor for your contract entitlement/award winning payment with the UNITED NATION to your nominated bank account. Now youâre new Payment,United nations Approval No;UN5685P,White House Approved No:WH44CV, Reference No.-35460021, Allocation No: 674632 Password No: 339331 , Pin Code No: 5574 and your Certificate of Merit Payment No : 103 , Released Code No: 0763; Immediate Citibank Telex confirmation No: -1114433 ; Secret Code No: XXTN013.
Having receive these vital payment number , therefore You are qualified now to receive and confirm Your payment with CITIBANK LONDON immediately within the next 72hrs.
As a matter of fact, you are required to Deal and Communicate only with MR. JAMES WANG, DIRECTOR INTERNATIONAL REMITTANCE CITIBANK OFUNITED KINGDOM,with the help and monitory team from the CITIBANK OF LONDON which is our official remitting bank, Committee On Foreign Payment Matters in United Nation, has look up to make sure you receive your fund valued $5m.
So contact: MR. JAMES WANG on his contact information,Direct Citibank Telephone No +447024064951,+447045761496
for immediate release of your contract/inheritance/Award Winning claim Be informed that you are not allowed to correspond with any person or office anymore, You are required to send below information for your transfer.
However, we are worried with the counter information received from one Mr.
Jack Law, purporting to be from your directive, with express instruction to
activate the ATM Cash Card for release of fund to his name a bank account in the "Cayman Islands" Obviously, we are hesitant to honor this instruction as it were, and would request that you clarify same upon your contact with Citibank London .
1) YOUR FULL NAME:
2) ADDRESS,CITY,STATE AND COUNTRY:
3) PHONE,FAX AND MOBILE:
4) COMPANY NAME(IF ANY) POSITION AND ADDRESS:
NOTE: YOUR PERSONAL CONTACT/COMMUNICATION CODE WITH CITIBANK IS(511), MAKE SURE YOU SPEAK WITH HIM, WITH YOUR NEW PAYMENT CODE FOR RELEASE OF YOUR PAYMENT. CONTACT CODE(511)
OFFICER:MR JAMES WANG.
POSITION:DIRECTOR,INTL,REMITTANCE CITIBANK LONDON.
(CHAIRMAN COMMITTE ON FOREIGN CONTRACT/AWARD WINING PAYMENT UNITED NATION/INTERNAL REVENUE OF LONDON)