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Scammers often pose as government officials in their quest to pick your pocket, and the message below, sent randomly by a scammer to thousands of people, claims to be from the US Treasury Secretary. But ask yourself: would the Secretary of the United States Treasury really be writing to you? If course not. This is just another example of an advance fee fraud designed to increase the personal treasury of the scammer who sent it.
Subject: Your File Has Been Shortlisted For Payment
From: “US DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY”
Date: Fri, 22 Jan 2016 17:52:00 +0000
I am Jacob J. Lew, Secretary of the Treasury under the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
At the recently concluded meeting with the World Bank and the United Nations, an agreement was reached between both parties that all outstanding payments accrued to individuals/companies with respect to local and overseas contract payment, debt re-scheduling and outstanding compensation payment should be settled immediately.
Fortunately, you have been selected alongside a few other beneficiaries to receive your own payment of $850,000 (Eight Hundred and Fifty Thousand United States Dollars only) being compensation your compensation from the World Bank and United Nations Financial Authority (UNFA).
We have been notified that you are yet to receive your fund valued at $850,000.00 (Eight Hundred and Fifty Thousand United States Dollars only). This money will now be transferred to your nominated bank account that you shall provide.
You are advised to kindly reply this email with the following info stated here below in order to update our records and your File, and as well to facilitate the processing of your payment for effectual remittance into your bank account.
(1) Full Names:
(2) Residential Address:
(3) Country of Residence:
(5) Phone/Cell Number:
Jacob J. Lew
Secretary of the Treasury
(U.S. Department of the Treasury)
Note: The information contained in this e-mail is private & confidential and may also be legally privileged. If you are not the intended recipient, please notify us preferably by e-mail, and do not read, copy or disclose the contents of this message to anyone.
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