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"U.S. Department of the Treasury" Advance Fee Scams Being Sent by Online Scammers

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"U.S. Department of the Treasury" Advance Fee Scams Being Sent by Online Scammers

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The fake "U.S. Department of the Treasury" email below is a scam. Recipients are asked to delete it and should not follow the instructions in it. The fake email is being sent by scammers who are attempting to trick their potential victims into sending them money or personal information by impersonating someone else. An advance-fee scam is a form of fraud and one of the most common types of confidence trick. The scam typically involves promising the victim a significant share of a large sum of money, in return for a small up-front payment, which the fraudster requires in order to obtain the large sum.

The "U.S. Department of the Treasury" Advance-Fee Scam

From: Office of Foreign Assets Control <mail@novstat.natm.ru>

Date: Sat, 12 Oct 2019 at 10:20 am

Subject: OFAC Part-Time Job Offer

To:

Office of Foreign Assets Control

U.S. Department of the Treasury

Treasury Annex,

1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20220

Good Day,

The Office Of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), is currently recruiting freelance part-time Workers in specific locations to help with its field activities. The Job specification Includes field and research duties, collating information on specific individuals and companies through local news stories and keeping us abreast on local developments concerning these aforementioned companies and individuals. Take note, that more information on your tasks (subject) would be provided to you in due time.

If interested, kindly reply to this letter with your Full name, City, and Country. If we deem you fit enough for this lucrative part-time job, the head of Our HR Department, Mr. Thomas Cahill, would be in contact to provide you with your appointment letter, Salary details, and job description.

Recruitment Department,

OFAC.

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"U.S. Department of the Treasury" Advance Fee Scams Being Sent by Online Scammers