Email Fraud Alert received from: Les
I recently received an email with this subject line: A Message From: THE EUROPEAN UNION and I am concerned that it could be an attempt at defrauding me. Let me know in the comments section what you think, please.
The full contents of the suspected fraudulent (phishing / scamming) e-mail appear below:
European Union Commission
Rue du Grand-Pr? 64,
Our Ref: SV/CP/EU2014
Your Ref: EU COMPENSATION PAYMENT
We have been having a meeting for the past two months on the Global Economic and political Crisis and also the Natural Disasters all over the world which ended few days ago with the INSTITUTIONS OF THE EUROPEAN UNION,President of the European Union,Herman Van Rompuy and the Arab League for the middle east.
The European Union commission the United Nations Organization,has agreed to COMPENSATE every victim of scam,with the sum of USD$500,000,00(Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) Only and any other fees they owe you if mentioned.
These include every foreign contractor that may have not received their contract payment and people that had an unfinished transaction or international businesses that failed due to Government policies or the Global Economic/political Crisis, victims of dating and other internet fraud.
Your name and email address was listed among the victims and that is why we are contacting you.These funds are endorsed in an ATM CARD which will be sent to you for security purpose.
For verification and delivery of the ATM CARD,You are hereby advised to contact THE TREASURY DEPARTMENT OF STANDARD CHARTERED BANK:
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org,With a Reconfirmation of your: Full Name,Age,Residential Address,Marital Status,Occupation and Telephone Number:
EUROPEAN UNION [EU]
MAKING THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE!
Jose’ Manuel Barroso
European Union Commission.
The above email was sent by “European Union Commission” from this email address: email@example.com
I, Les, have the following thoughts/comments on this suspected fraudulent email message from “European Union Commission”:
If you has said Five Hundred Thousand Euros only then your story MIGHT have been more believable.