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Because scammers know that you know there are lots of scams online, one strategy they sometimes use is to pretend to be offering reparations and refunds to people who may have been scammed in the past. This is a type of meta-scam: a scam about scams. The example below claims to be providing compensation for scam victims — but there is no compensation: that’s the scam.
Date: Tue, 15 Dec 2015
From: ELLIOTT HARRIES Headoffice225@wind.ocn.ne.jp
Reply-To: ELLIOTT HARRIES email@example.com
Subject: YOUR PAYMENT IS WITH THE INTER-SWITCH COMPANY
INTERSWICH COMPANY/ UN NATIONS.
TAG/ POVERTY EMANCIPATION
YOUR PAYMENT IS WITH THE INTER-SWITCH COMPANY
This is to acquaint you on the outcome of our 1 day meeting with U.N International Financial Investigation Unit and the Association of Better Business Bureau to compensate scam victims upon due verification, we have jointly approved US$ 55.5m (FIFTY FIVE MILLION, Five hundred thousand United States Dollars) for every confirmed victim. Your E-mail address was generated through the computer ballot system as one of the selected victim to receive this compensation. However, adequate arrangement has been put in place to upload the approved payment compensation into a Platinum Card that can be accessible at any inter-switch cash machine anywhere in the world. Finally; for the purpose of proper verification of your claims, it is imperative that you furnish us with the following of your details necessary to process release/remittance of your payment:
TAKE NOTE; the compensation is free of any illegal threat, as its confirmed by the international monetary department. the UN-nations has mapped out this fund to be delivered to you,, so your fund is in care of the inter-switch master card company, they have been giving the contract and the permission to load your fund into an ATM master card, which you can use to make an online transfer. they are now the only reliable company so far that the UN has entrusted with this huge project to carry out your fund transfer processing, since the inability of the uba banks and other banks, both the dhl, FedEx. ups to make a smooth fund transfer and delivery.. the united nations has now entrusted the INTER-SWITCH MASTERCARD COMPANY…to take charge of your fund transfer and they will also be in-charge of the delivery.
every expense has been made for the safe delivery of your ATM master card, so you will contact them and make a choice of the names you will like it to be on the master card. also they will demand for $85 for the processing of your master card. this will be all that will be required of you, and no one will ever demand for any fees from you until you receive your master card. then the company will deduct 12% for the expenses, upon the activation of your master card.
the UN will activate your card once its in your possession, a picture of you will be taking with the card when its delivered to you for confirmation.,. you don’t have to worry for any incurred fee or damage. the inter-switch company will make this delivery a success…..
SEND THE FEE TO OUR AGENT IN BENIN REPUBLIC….
Receiver’s Name: lawani adzadi
Country: Benin Republic
Text Question: INTER
Text Answer: QUICK
Your Full Names:
Your Direct Telephone Number:
Contact Address FOR ATM DELIVERY
Photocopy of any I.D you may have:
You are expected to forward the above information to the Authorized Payment Center below:
Paying Bank: INTER-SWITCH / QUICK TELLER COMPANY
Contact OFFICE: INTER SWITCH MASTERCARD
Phone: +229 96288560
You are advised to contact the above bank with your information to enable your fund processed and released to you within the stipulated time frame.
For, United Nations Congress on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice
CALL THE OFFICE IN CHARGE IN BENIN REPUBLIC
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