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United Nation Foundation Programs Lottery Scam - "Pickup Your $5,000 USD Via Any Western Union Office Near You"

2016-01-31T06:12:35 -  +
United Nation Foundation Programs Lottery Scam - "Pickup Your $5,000 USD Via Any Western Union Office Near You"

The email message with the subject: "Pickup Your $5,000 USD Via Any Western Union Office Near You," which claims the recipients are winners in the United Nation Foundation Programs draw, is a lottery scam. The fake email message was sent by scammers, and there is no United Nation Foundation Programs lottery, sweepstakes or promotion. Every month, thousands of these email messages are sent out by scammers to trick their potential victims into stealing their personal information, financial information and money. Remember, never send your personal information to anyone in an email message or send money to someone who contacted you via email message.

Note: the scammers will change the name of the country in the fake email message.

United Nation Foundation Lottery Scam

Date: Sat, 30 Jan 2016 17:04:17 -0400
Subject: (**Pickup Your $5,000 USD Via Any Western Union Office Near You**)
From: info@bumbing.org

Dear: Lucky Winner,

This is to announce to you the draw of the United Nation Foundation Programs held on the 10Th of Dec, 2015 in Trinidad And Tobago. Your E-mail was among the 5lucky e-mail addresses that won $950,000.00 USD and payment will be remitted to you via western union money transfer.

NOTE: USD$5,000 has already be sent to you since three weeks ago and an e-mail was send to notify you of the remittance but we did not hear from you since then. Therefore, we decided to notify you gain with same information details of the western union money transfer. Kindly verify the status of your transfer

Mtcn: 081-632-1298
Sender First Name: Ramona
Sender Last Name: Chuckaree
Country:Trinidad And Tobago
City: Arima
Amount Sent: $5,000 Usd

As soon as you receive the money, simply contact Mrs.Faith Smith for next transfer of $5,000 USD.

Thanks

Mrs.Faith Smith

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  • Posted: Jan 6, 2017 at 9:13 AM by an anonymous user from or near: Florence, Massachusetts, United States

    Today, 1/6/2017, I received one of these emails. It suggests checking with Western Union, and gives the transaction number and a name for a sender. "verify the status of the funds by using the western union tracking link below for confirmation:"

    Western Union shows that the funds are ready to be picked up, like the email promises. OMG! I'm rich!

    However, there is no personal information involved, and that transfer could have been sent to anyone, and no information is given about the transfer other than ready to be picked up. The email then suggests

    "For release of the Security Test Question and Answer employed in sending the fee, please contact Charles James in Houston Texas now by email: jcharles77068@aol.com"

    So then they have you on the hook, if nothing else, you have just confirmed your email address and that you might be a possible Sucker.

    The neat trick here is that there is a real transfer, but that is next to meaningless, this costs them little. My guess is that if you do get the codes, they will have already picked up the money, and then they will engage you further. Can you prove that you are the recipient?

    In fact, they have no idea who is at the email address unless you tell them. They can sell that information! Of course, you could look at that as an opportunity to get more great free money offers like this!

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