Email Fraud Alert received from: Chris
I recently received an email with this subject line: Repayment 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:
J. Edgar Hoover Building, 935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, D.C. 20535, USA.
APPROVED REFUND PAYMENT:
It is imperative to bring to your notice that we have been working towards the eradication of fraudsters and scam artists with the help of the Organization of the, United Nations (UN), European Union (EU) and FBI. We have been able to trap down some of this scam artist from various parts of the world such as (United Kingdom, Bulgaria, Nigeria, Ghana, Malaysia, United States of America and Senegal) and they are all in Government custody now, and they will appear at the Supreme Court of California soon for Criminal/Fraud offences.
We also arrested some men that claimed to be bank officials, Barristers, representatives, Diplomats and Lottery Agents from United Kingdom who has been sending you bogus letters and SMS via your telephone numbers and email addresses indicating that you have won a lottery, claiming to release fund to you via ATM CARD and Diplomatic means, some claim that they are loan agents, and those that are using the HSBC Bank London, First Commercial Bank London, Financial Intelligence Center, Barclays Bank London and FBI to scam the general public.
From our investigation on the victims caught, we was able to recover some amount of money from them, also with some documents bearing your name and your email address in the computer hard disk of the scam artists. We reported this matter to the World Bank president (Jim Yong Kim), the Secretary general of United Nations (Mr. Ban ki-moon), the Director of Serious Fraud Investigation Office (Mr. Nilimesh Baruah) and The United Nations Anti Crime Commission who instructed us that the money discovered from the scammers should be shared to those that their name and email addresses was found in the computer hard-disk of the scam artists as a refund of lost money in the form of cable advice transfer which you are among.
That is why we are contacting you, maybe you have been scammed or being tried to be scammed. You will be receiving your fund in the next 72 working hours after notification.
You can view this link for more clarification: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2XBXRH9lMY
To claim your fund, you are to contact Dr. Matthew Harcourt of the Account Department of Absa Bank of South Africa through this email: firstname.lastname@example.org with the below information for their verification and instructions to guide you on how to process the VITAL RBAX CERTIFICATE to process and release your benefited fund as the Law of RSA demands that without it no payment and as the United Nations Anti-Crime Commission, Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the World bank has chosen them to pay out all the compensation funds to the victims. You are to provide the below information below to Dr. Matthew Harcourt While contacting him.
1. Full Name and Physical Address ……
2. Telephone number and Fax…………
3. Age and Sex…….
4. Occupation and Marital Status…….
Inspector shris Bijoy Yadav.
Head of Operations,
Cyber Crime Investigation Office.
© Copyright 2016 internet crime complaint center cooperation
All rights reserved. Terms of Service –Guideline (email@example.com)
The above email was sent by “IC3” from this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
I, Chris, have the following thoughts/comments on this suspected fraudulent email message from “IC3”:
Can there really have been so many people scammed that this is now a “THING”?