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Mr. James Akosa ATTN:YOUR MONEY IS READY FOR PICK UP

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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: "Mr. James Akosa" <[email protected]>
Reply: [email protected]
Date: Mon, 31 Oct 2016 10:18:40 +0100
Subject: ATTN:YOUR MONEY IS READY FOR PICK UP

This is to inform you that the UNITED NATION (UNCC) office was instructed to transfer your fund $1,748,000.00 U.S Dollars compensating Fund, and your email was found as one of the VICTIMS by the America security leading team and America’s representative officers. So between today the 30th of October till 20th Of December 2016 you will be receiving the sum of $5,000.00 dollars per day. However be informed that we have already sent the $5,000.00 dollars this morning to avoid cancellation of your payment, remaining the total sum of $1,743,000.00.

You have only six hours to Contact this office upon the receipt of this email the maximum amount you will be receiving per day “starting from today is $5,000.00 and the Money Transfer Control Number of today is below.

Below is (1) Ref-Number control number available on your name:

Reference #: 17369582
Sender Second Name: MAZER
Amount: $5000

NOTE: The sent $5,000.00 is on-held because of the instruction from UNCC Delegates, they asked us to place it on hold by requesting the (Authorization Release Permit) in order to fulfill all necessary obligation to avoid any hitches while sending you the payment through MONEY-GRAM Office, the necessary obligation i mean here is to obtain the (Authorization Release Permit). What you are requested now is Authorization Release Permit, which is going to cost you $650USD (only) please be aware that this is the only charges/fees, as soon this is done, your funds will be release to you in less than 4 hours through Money-Gram. Note that within 48hrs if you do not remit the required $650USD the transfer will be retrieve back and remember that the money details given to you do not bear your name as the receiver yet until you make the payment of the $650 USD.

Below is the receiver name for the requested Authorization Release Permit fee of $650.usd.

Receiver Name: NELSON DIBOR
Country: BENIN REPUBLIC
City: COTONOU
Amount:$650.USD
Sender Name…..
Mtcn number……

Waiting to receive the requested fee with your direct phone number.

Thanks for your understanding and Cooperation.

Best Regards,
Mr. James Akosa.
Director Foreign Remittance


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