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I personally received a letter scam similar to this with a check for $1500 included. When I tracked down the bank they told me it was from a fraudulent account.
— On Tue, 3/26/13, MR AND MRS ALLEN LARGE <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
From: MR AND MRS ALLEN LARGE <email@example.com>
Subject: CONTACT SWIFT COURIER SERVICES FOR CLAIMS
Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2013, 11:07 AM Attention,
This is a personal email directed to you, Let me formally introduce
myself to you, my name is (Mr. Allen Large). I and my dear wife Violet
won a Jackpot Lottery of $11.3 million in July 2010 and have
voluntarily decided to donate the sum of $500,000.00 USD to you as
part of our own charity project to improve the lives of 5 lucky
individuals all over the world.
Your email address was submitted to us by the Google Management Team
and you received this email because we have listed you as one of the
lucky recipients. Kindly send your below details to swift courier
services to enable them effect the delivery of your valid Bank Draft
to you immediately.
We have paid for the necessary delivery fee except that of the
administration and Handling charges which is $100 only. And this was
because we don’t know how soon you will be contacting SWIFT COURIER
CONTACT SWIFT COURIER SERVICES NOW WITH THE BELOW INFO:
SWIFT COURIER SERVICES.
Lawrence Road, Hounslow
Delivery Officer: Mr. Tony Sidwell.
*Your Full Names:
*Your Mobile Number:
*Your Delivery Address:
Ensure you respond to this email using your security code
[A7449METP00-010] as subject. Reply for claims without this security
code will be alerting the Anti-fraud Unit and IC3.
verify this by visiting the web pages below.
Mr/Mrs. Allen Violet Large.
Online Co-Ordinator: Carmen Patricia Buitrago H