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This is an example of a “meta-scam” that promises to protect you from other scams. “Brian Williams” has your payment ready but you haven’t responded. Don’t believe those other scammers, he says — he will take care of you for sure. (Yes he will — by picking your pocket!)
Subject: Your Payment File Has Been Approved For Payment
From: “Citibank Group” firstname.lastname@example.org
Date: Wed, 10 Feb 2016
This is to bring to your notice that approval have been granted by the United Nations to the Citi Bank group to serve as a regional payment office to pay individuals globally who has been affected by internet fraud services part payment of $850,000.00 (Eight Hundred and fifty Thousand United States Dollars) for the first quarter this fiscal year 2016.
According to the number of applicants at hand, 9682 Beneficiaries have been paid. As at now, 70% of the scammed victims have successfully received their compensation. while the we still have about 30% left to be paid their due compensation.
As of this date, we have been unsuccessful in our attempts to contact you regarding this development but my mail has always been returned undelivered, You are listed and approved for this payment as one of the beneficiaries to be paid, Get back to me as soon as possible for detailed email and the immediate release of your compensation payment
You are also advised to send your communication particulars which includes the following;
Residential Address details
Telephone Fax numbers
valid E-mail Address
You are also requested to stop any further communication with any other person(s) or office(s) to avoid any hitch in receiving your payment as Scheduled
Head of Operations,
Citibank Banking Center (CBC)
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