Scammers get more creative

2015-04-30 13:52

IT amounts to millions of dollars, pounds, euros and rands each week as many congratulatory email after email awards “inheritances” on their “lotto wins”, for example, from individuals, “lawyers” or “bankers” in exchange for their bank details. Obviously there are some suckers who fall for it. Below is an example of just one email that is doing the rounds.

“This email is to notify you about the release of your approved outstanding payment which is truly $10 500 000. The new prime minister (UK) scheduled a time frame to settle all foreign debts which includes contract, inheritance, gambling or lottery. News has it that over the past years, numerous individual(s) who happen to be impostors (claiming to be individuals, banks and organisations) are claiming to release numerous sums of fund via numerous ways. “With the help of the Estonia Treasury Departmentand#039;s and the FBI we have noticed that people are being asked to pay outrageous amounts of money to these impostors for the transfer of funds to them. We want you to stop all communication that has to do with these fraudsters who have been requesting unreasonable sums of money from you to release your funds which they do not have access to. “We have received a mandate and instructions from the (OFAC) U.S. Treasury Departmentand#039;s to commence the immediate release of your funds. Your $10 500 000 would get to you within 72 works hours at the most. “Kindly provide us with your full banking details and a valid scan copy of your identity to estonia.treasury,depart@consultant. com “Have a good day and stop being deceived by fake people from Africa. “Thanks, Dr Nihat Sabri (Phd), Estonia Treasury Department.”

Kindly provide us with your full banking details and a valid scan copy of your identity to estonia. treasury,

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