Email Fraud Alert received from: Mary
I recently received an email with this subject line: DELIVERY OF YOUR DIPLOMATIC LUGGAGE 122 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:
To Your Attention;
On behalf of the board and management of International Monetary Committees (IMC). London UK, I Christine Lagarde, the Operations Manager wishes to inform you that your boxes tagged diplomatic luggage 122 with Ref: No 1226/X42/206 which was deposited in our vault for safe keeping is due for Immediate collection. Be informed that we have concluded all arrangements to deliver your consignment at your door-step through diplomatic means. In line with the binding diplomatic consignment delivery policies, kindly furnish us with the following as set forth.
A copy of your international passport or any other means of identification as the true consignee .The address where the above cargo/funds should be delivered to and your phone number.List the nearest international airport to your address location.
Meanwhile, we urge you to treat the above requirement with utmost urgency to enable us dispense our duties and obligation accordingly thereby allowing us to serve you in a timely fashion. Upon satisfactory receipt of all the above mentioned, you Will be further acquainted with the detailed delivery itinerary including information of the diplomat who will accompany your boxes.
We pledge our best service at all times.
Foreign Operations Manager
The above email was sent by “firstname.lastname@example.org” from this email address: email@example.com
I, Mary, have the following thoughts/comments on this suspected fraudulent email message from “firstname.lastname@example.org”:
If you are the REAL Christine Lagarde then the IMF salary must need some supplementing!!!
FYI: Christine Madeleine Odette Lagarde is a French lawyer and Union for a Popular Movement politician who has been the Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund since 5 July 2011.