This is just one type of the thousands
of scam e-mail variants
sent out each day by 419 scammers. If you've received an e-mail even
remotely similar to the scam published here or if you have
arrived at this page via an internet search resulting from an e-mail
that you received, YOU
HAVE RECEIVED A SCAM E-MAIL!
HON. MRS. CHRISTINE LAGARDE
This is an internet
send these scammers money for any reason.
[ BEGIN SCAM E-MAIL ]
From: Mrs. Christine Lagarde <email@example.com>
Reply-to: "Mrs. Christine Lagarde" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: YOUR OVERDUE FUND OF $5,000,000,00 IS RELEASED
Date: Fri, 9 Sep 2011 10:44:10 -0700 (PDT) (09/09/2011 01:44:10 PM)
INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND (IMF)
164 DE-80939 Berkshire,London,
YOUR OVERDUE FUND OF $5,000,000,00 IS RELEASED
Prior to arrest and interrogation of some officials last month, it was
discovered that they engaged in swindling foreign customers their God
given money on the pretense that they refused to pay certain charges,
thereby making it difficult for you to claim your funds.
What I am going to explain to here you is true. I simply understand the
situation you must have passed through all this while, but put up a big
smile and stand. Your God has remembered you and intervened in your
matter. I would feel the same way if am in your shoe. But believe in
God that this time around you shall achieve success.
I have been appointed to attend to you. A new system of payment has
been made. The new system is via e-banking or through ATM card
depending your choice. You would have to make your transfer
yourself to your account without having to travel outside your place.
No more third party transaction. You control your transfers from now on.
Let me make it clear to you. If by this new system you did not receive
your payment, then forget it for life. With this you will make your
transaction yourself, is secured and reliable. No body would be able to
pay you if you continue dealing third parties.
You are advised to furnish us with the following information:
Direct Telephone number:
Please be patient, and at full corporation when communicating with us.
In your communication to us, attach your identity card for easy
verification. If you deal with anybody else apart from them, you are
totally at risk.
Hon.Mrs. Christine Lagarde,
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR (IMF).
Reply to; email@example.com
[ END SCAM E-MAIL ]
HON. MRS. CHRISTINE LAGARDE
It's important to note that
any real people and / or legitimate
organizations whose actual names or other details appear in
these scam e-mails have absolutely no
with this scam!
Scammers never use their real
They frequently take on the identity of real people to help make themselves and their scam appear legitimate.
This is just a small sampling of the
many hundreds of advance fee fraud e-mails received each day here at
headquarters. It is 100% pure B.S. Purity Guaranteed!
There are many different types of 419 scam (examples)
but they all promise you something (fortune, job with salary /
low-interest loan, lottery prize,
bargain gold dust / diamonds,
work visa, etc.) in return
for a small 'fee' or some kind of remittance. Of course, there is no
fortune, no job, no loan, no prize to be had. It's just a ploy to get
willingly send them money.
If you receive one of these scam mails, simply delete it as you would any other spam mails.
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