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This is a typical example of an African “419” scam, complete with broken English and millions in cash ready to be delivered to you. If you make the mistake of replying you’ll find that you have to pay “transfer fees” or “customs taxes” before your (imaginary) fortune can be delivered, and if you make the bigger mistake of paying, the scammers will disappear with your money, never to be heard from again.
Date: Thu, 11 Feb 2016
From: WESTERN UNION n-gakkou.@ocn.ne.jp
Reply-To: WESTERN UNION email@example.com
Subject: YOUR PAYMENT IS READY TRACK MTCN:1959827786
I want to inform you that we have already sent you $5000.00 US Dollars through Western union as we have been given the mandate to transfer your full over due payment total sum of $1.m USD, via western union by the Ministry of Finance. I tried reaching you on phone to give you all the information on phone but I couldn’t get through yesterday,
So I decided to email you the MTCN and sender name so that you can pick up the $5000.00 to enable us send another $5000.00 today as you know we will be sending you $5000.00 only per day. And it was agreed that you will pay the transfer clearance certificate which sum of $85 before the release of the payment to you.
Please pick up this information and locate any western union around to pick up the $5000.00 and call the Operation Manager Mr.David Mark, because he is the person in-charge of your payment, and he can send you another payment today once you contact him, phone line Call +229-99446795 E-mail( firstname.lastname@example.org )
contact him once you picked up the $5000.00 today.
Below is the western union information to pick up the $5000.00; which you will be receiving daily after you sent them their transfer clearance certificate of $85 and it will serve as re-confirmation of your payment file in their office.
Here is the Senders Information;
Money Transfer Control Number (M.T.C.N):1959827786
Senders First Name: Joseph
Senders Last Name: Holy
They will be waiting to hear from you with the transfer clearance certificate payment of $85 today;And you can use this below information to send the transfer charges today.
Receiver Name——Japheth Emekam
Be advice that $85 transfer clearance certificate is compulsory as they told me that is the only money you will pay until you receive your payment completely. Endeavor to E-mail your direct telephone number because you will call once the payment information is sent to you.
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