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FEDERAL RESERVE BANK Fund Release Respond

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WARNING: These are scams. They are Emails sent to a honeytrap address only ever used for this purpose. Do not reply to these people, they will try to con you into paying out money in return for nothing.

CAVEAT: Please note that some of these Emails may be impersonating a genuine company or person. We wish to make it clear that any such name mentioned within these Emails has no connection to the scam. For the sake of searching, we leave these messages untouched, but we will respond to any concerns left in our comments.


From: "FEDERAL RESERVE BANK"<[email protected]>
Reply: <[email protected]>
Date: Tue, 18 Oct 2016 21:17:56 -0700
Subject: Fund Release/ Respond


NEEL KASHKARI
90 HENNEPIN AVENUE
MINNEAPOLIS
MN 55401. USA
 
ATTN: BENEFICIARY,
 
 
THIS IS TO INFORM YOU THAT WE HAVE RECEIVED A PAYMENT INSTRUCTION
FROM MR. CHAN TAK KIN, A CITIZEN OF CHINA DEMANDING THAT WE SHOULD
TRANSFER YOUR FUNDS TO HIM, AS YOU HAVE GIVEN HIM THE MANDATE AND
AUTHORIZATION FOR HIM TO RECEIVE YOUR FUNDS INTEREST.NOTE THAT HE HAS
GIVEN US A BANK ACCOUNT IN HONG-KONG, WHERE WE WILL TRANSFER YOUR
FUNDS TO HIM WITHOUT DELAY.
 
BANK OF CHINA (HONG KONG)
25 WU PAK STREET, ABERDEEN, HK
ACCOUNT NAME: CHAN TAK KIN
SWIFT CODE: BKCHHKHHCLS
ROUTING NUMBER: 026003269
ACCOUNT NUMBER: 012-879-6-034422-0
 
PLEASE LET US KNOW IF YOU HAVE TRULY INSTRUCTED AND DIRECTED HIM TO
RECEIVE YOUR FUNDS IN HONG-KONG.WE HAVE INFORMED HIM TO GET AN
OFFICIAL POWER OF AUTHORIZATION FROM YOU, BEFORE WE WILL RELEASE THE
FUNDS TO HIM, WHICH WE ARE STILL WAITING FOR.HOWEVER, WE WANT TO
INFORM YOU THAT, YOU HAVE WITHIN THE NEXT FIVE (5) OFFICIAL WORKING
DAYS TO GET BACK TO US ON THIS NOTICE OR WE WILL RELEASE THE FUNDS TO
HIM.
 
YOURS TRULY,
 
NEEL KASHKARI
 
FEDERAL RESERVE BANK
90 HENNEPIN AVENUE
MINNEAPOLIS
MN 55401. USA

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