Email Fraud Alert received from: Lesley
I recently received an email with this subject line: :payment offer find the attached file for more deader 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:
Dear Email Owner/Fund Beneficiary,
IRREVOCABLE PAYMENT ORDER
We have actually been authorized by the newly appointed United Nation secretary general, and the governing body of the UNITED NATIONS
Monetary Unit, and Finance Ministry, has investigated your fund, which has been on transfer process for some period of time. During the second
quarter of the general Financial Auditing, the International Monetary Fund (IMF), has recovered your fund at the tune of £1,000,000.00 GBP (ONE
MILLION BRITISH POUNDS), which was to be paid to you through bank-to-bank transfer to your account.
And after the auditing, United States of America Government and International Fund Monetary Unit decides that the entire recovered and returned
funds should be paid to their various owners within 8 days. This decision was taking by the Board of the auditors in the Finance Ministry (Office
of the Treasury), and at present the fund is in the escrow account with Bank of England. For the security of your funds and was organized in the
form of your personal Identification and this will enable only you to have direct Control over your funds, and we will monitor this payment
ourselves to avoid any hopeless situation created by officials of the bank.
An irrevocable payment guarantee has been issued by the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on your Payment.
However, we are happy to inform you that based on our recommendation/Instructions; your complete Inheritance / Compensation funds have been
credited in your favor through one of our branch office in South Africa. You are therefore advised to contact Mr. Albert Desmond, the Paying
Contact Person: Mr. Albert Desmond.
The General Consultant
Direct Office lines: Tel: +27 840 617 299
Fax: +27 866035050
PAYOUT AMOUNT: £1,000,000.00 GBP (ONE MILLION BRITISH POUNDS)
You are therefore advice to contact:
Contact him now for the processing of your payment. And as soon as you establish a contact with him, your payment will be process and transfer
to you immediately. So if you like to receive your funds you’re advised to contact (Mr. Albert Desmond) with the following information as
Please send your payment file Number to the bank Payment file: RBI-DEL/ID1033/1,5UK
1. Your Full Name:
3. Your Age:
6. Telephone Numbers:
Meanwhile, a woman came to our office few days ago with a Sworn Affidavit from the High Court, claiming to be your true
representative, and that you have authorized her to receive the payment on your behalf. Her Name is: Mrs. Anne Engelbrecht,
Address: No: 34 Stiemens Street Braamfontein, Gauteng South Africa. Please, do reconfirm to this office, as a matter of urgency
if this woman is from you
NOTE: You are advised to furnish Mr. Albert Desmond with your correct and valid details. Also be informed that the amount to be paid to you
now is £1,000,000.00 GBP (ONE MILLION BRITISH POUNDS) We expect your urgent response to this email to enable us monitor this payment
effectively thereby making contact with Mr. Albert Desmond directed to avoid further delay.
Department of Economic and Social Affairs Congratulations and Best Regards,
The Correspondence & Enquiry Unit, Finance Ministry,
Economic and Social Council International Environment
The above email was sent by “UNITED NATION ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL <email@example.com>” from this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
I, Lesley, have the following thoughts/comments on this suspected fraudulent email message from “UNITED NATION ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL COUNCIL <email@example.com>”:
your already have an alert out on this fraud