It recently came to our attention that our site’s name is being used in scam emails that are currently being sent out. Below is a copy of one such email.
On Wed, 12/17/08, RT <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
From: RT <email@example.com>
Subject: Fw: SCAM VICTIMS REIMBURSEMENTS PROGRAMME
Date: Wednesday, December 17, 2008, 6:06 AM
— On Sun, 12/14/08, SCAM VICTIMS PROGRAMME
> From: SCAM VICTIMS PROGRAMME <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: SCAM VICTIMS REIMBURSEMENTS PROGRAMME
> > Date: Sunday, December 14, 2008, 6:12 AM
> THE BENEFICIARY.
> FRAUD VICTIMS/$150,000 BENEFICIARIES.
> OUR REF: 10667FV
> YOUR REF: 89007
> SCAM VICTIMS REIMBURSEMENTS PROGRAMME.
> This is to bring to your notice that we are delegated from
> the UNITED
> NATIONS in Central Bank to pay 150 victims of scam $150,000
> USD (One
> Hundred and Fifty Thousand Dollars Only each).You are
> listed and approved
> for this payment as one of the scammed victims to be paid
> this amount, get back to
> this office as soon as possible for the immediate payments
> of your
> $150,000 USD reimbursement funds.
> On this faithful recommendations, want you to know that
> during the last
> U.N. meetings held at London, United Kingdom, it was
> alarming on the money lost
> by various individuals to the scams artists operating in
> syndicates all
> over the world today. In other to reimburse victims, the
> UNITED NATIONS
> Body is now paying 150 victims $150,000 USD each in
> accordance with the
> UNITED NATIONS recommendations. Due to the corrupt and
> Banking Systems in London, the payments are to be remitted
> by HSBC BANK PLC
> United Kingdom as corresponding paying bank under funding
> assistance by
> BANK OF ENGLAND.
> Benefactor of this reimbursement award will have to be
> first cleared and
> recommended for payment by HSBC BANK PLC.
> According to the number of applicants at hand, 114
> Beneficiaries has been
> paid, over a half of the victims are from the United
> States, we still
> have an outstanding of 36 scam victims left to be paid.
> Other victims who
> have not been contacted can submit their application as
> well for scrutiny and
> possible consideration.
> We shall feed you with further modalities as soon as we get
> response from
> you on how you intend receiving your compensation payment.
> Send a copy of your response and payment code to our
> remittance officer:
> NAME: MR.Peter Edward
> SCAMMED VICTIM/REF/PAYMENTS CODE:
> WMB/10667FV $150,000 USD.
> EMAIL: email@example.com
> Yours Faithfully,
> Mrs. Cynthia John
> PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
> Shawn Mosch
> Co-Founder scam victims united
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