The fake "European Union Committee" 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. 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.
A "European Union Committee" Advance-Fee Scam
From: Mr.Valdis Dombrovskis <email@example.com>
Sent: Tuesday, October 29, 2019 9:43:44 PM
Subject: RE-VALIDATION OF UNCLAIMED FUNDS.
I would like to officially inform you that the (EU) European Union committee setup to review your awaited payment Inheritance funds worth the sum of $4.5 Million. To process and pay the afore mentioned sum to you within 72hours, please contact Attorney John Eddy now to carry out your payment file.
Name: Attorney John Eddy
Mr. Valdis Dombrovskis
Commissioner for Economic and Monetary Affairs.