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Beware of "Cancelled - Contact Western Union" Scam

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Beware of "Cancelled - Contact Western Union" Scam

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Online users who have received emails like the one below, which claim that they should contact the Western Union because some form of money transfer was canceled, are asked to delete the same emails. This is because the emails are fakes and are being sent by online scammers. The scammers are attempting to trick their potential victims into sending money by claiming they need to do so in order to have thousands of US dollars deposited to their accounts.

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Online users should always contact the Western Union using the contact information on their website, instead of responding to an expected email. The Western Union website is located at http://www.westernunion.com/.

The "Cancelled - Contact Western Union" Scam

Subject: Cancelled: Contact Western Union @ Thursday, 10 August 2017

Thu 10/08/2017 08:03

From: alex john

"Contact Western Union" has been cancelled

Dear Customer,

We have deposited your fund of ( $900,000,00USD ) through western union department after our finally meeting regarding your fund, All you will do is to contact ecobank director Mr. James Lee via E-mail:(western_union09@outlook.com).

He will give you direction on how you will be receiving the funds daily. My agreement with them is $5000 USD daily until the whole funds is transferred to you, Contact western union director Mr. James Lee send him your Full information to avoid wrong transfer such as,

Receiver's Name

Address:

Country:

Phone Number:

Though, Mrs. Franklin Moore has sent $5000 in your name today so contact Mr. James Lee. or you call him +229 . 98 14 75 64 as soon as you receive this email and tell him to give you the Mtcn, sender name and question/answer to pick the $5000 Please let us know as soon as you

received all your fund,

Best Regards.

Mr.Alex John"

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