Email Fraud Alert received from: Amanda
I recently received an email with this subject line: SCAM VICTIMS COMPENSATION FUNDS and I am concerned that it could be an attempt at defrauding me. Let me know in the comments section what you think, please.
Amanda has the following thoughts/comments on this suspected fraudulent message:
This phishing scam is a variation on this one that I found on your site here: http://fraudalert.co.za/your-fund-payment-letter-attached/
What is laughable is that these phishers send this mail under the pretence of ‘abolishing poverty’ – surely the possession of an e-mail and that you are being targeted demonstrates that you are not poor?
The full contents of the e-mail appear below:
FINANCIAL INTELLIGENCE CENTRE (FIC) REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA
Annex Office, No: 7 Kikuyu Road Sunninghill Sandton Gauteng South Africa
Tel Number: 011-071-0021
Fax Number: 086-614-8371
Dear Email Owner/Fund Beneficiary,
SCAM VICTIMS COMPENSATION FUNDS
This message is directed to you base on the recent meeting between the Financial Intelligence Centre (FIC) Republic of South Africa, United Nations, World Bank and International Monetary Funds (I.M.F), which includes the European Union and African Union, to restore the dignity and economy of the African Nations, Base on the agreement with the World Bank assistance to help in making the world a better place for all by abolishing poverty. We have been having meetings since last year and this MAY 2012, we have found possible means of eradicating poverty with the secretary to the United Nations.
This email is for you because we discovered that people have spent a lot of money for different corrupt Bank officials in other to receive their Winning/Inheritance Funds. The FINANCIAL INTELLIGENCE CENTRE (FIC) in conjunction with the present International Monetary Funds (I.M.F) Director and World Bank have agreed to Compensate Scam Victims like you in our local currency with the sum of R850,000.00 Rands (Eight Hundred and Fifty Thousand South African Rands) Only, This includes every Winning Prize, Inheritance Funds and Foreign Contractors that may have not received their funds, due to Corrupt Official in the Bank or Government problems etc.
Our investigation shows that a lot of people are going through stress and poverty as a result of scam, that is why we introduced this programmed in conjunction with the World Bank as a means of eradicating poverty. Your email address is among those in our list to receive the above sum, that is why we are contacting you, this has been agreed upon, and has been signed. You are advised to contact (Royal Bank of Scotland) London United Kingdom, which is our Foreign Appointed/Representative Bank that will help us in this issue for immediate transfer of your R850,000.00 Rands into your bank account.
ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND CONTACT DETAILS:
Director Foreign Funds Transfer Department
Contact Person: Mr. Stephen Hester
Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Direct Office lines: +44-703-174-0594
Fax Number: +44-844-774-7814
Contact (Mr. Stephen Hester) via email and forward him the following information as stated below:
1. Your Full Names:
2. Contact Address:
3. Cell/Mobile Number:
6. Your Bank Name:
7. Bank Address:
8. Account Number:
9. Branch Code:
10. Beneficiary Name:
NOTE: You are advised to furnish MR. STEPHEN HESTER with your correct and valid details. Also be informed that the amount to be paid to you now in our local currency is R850,000.00 Rands (Eight Hundred and Fifty Thousand South African Rands) Only. We expect your urgent response to this email as to enable us monitor this payment effectively thereby making contact with MR. STEPHEN HESTER as directed to avoid further delay.
Please Be Warned, as The Financial Intelligence Centre Anti-Crime Commission and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) does not instruct any other Bank or agent in this payment except (MR. STEPHEN HESTER of Royal Bank of Scotland), whom we can only give attention to, and from now, we advice you to stop all the communications you are having with any other Agent or bank officials in Europe, Asia and Africa regarding to your payment.
Thanks for your understanding as you follow instructions.
Yours in Services.
MRS. AMANDA NKOSI
PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER.
(FIC) SOUTH AFRICA.
The above email was sent by “Amanda Nkosi” from this email address: email@example.com