Fake MoneyGram Payment Emails Being Sent by Scammers

Fake MoneyGram Payment Emails Being Sent by Scammers

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If you have received fake MoneyGram emails like the one below, which ask recipients to make payment in order to receive thousands or millions of dollars, please do not follow the instructions in them. This is because the fake emails are being sent online scammers who are attempting to trick their potential victims into sending them money for some so-called payment their victims will never receive.'

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Usually, scammers use email addresses from free email providers like Hotmail.com, AOL.com, Yahoo.com or Gmail.com. So, once you see a MoneyGram email message coming from one of those email addresses, that is a red flag that it is a fake.

A Sample of a Fake MoneyGram Payment Email

From: Mr Gary Ball <joywilliam45@yahoo.com>

Date: February 23, 2019 at 8:41:58 AM EST

Subject: Good Day

Reply-To: Mr Gary Ball <moneygram448@aol.com>

I am Mr.Gary Ball due to our Manager was pasted away last week I was appointed as new Manager in this money gram office and I went through our office payment files and find out that you have sum of $1 million here in our custody since last two years ago ,I later observed that you need to comply with sum of $150 in order to starts receive your payment.

I am writing to inform you that I have sum amount of money at hand to assist you to complete your transaction here in our custody, but it's not yet complete and secondly you have to assure me that after I assisted you on this transfer,as soon as you receive your first installation payment that you will refund my money back to me. The reason why I want to assist you out of this payment,because if this fund last for more than three months in our custody, it will transfer to Government account.I need your urgent respond today,so that we shall starts process your transfer of your first $3,000.00.each mtcn and you will be allow to received three payments per day which is $9,000.00 you.reconfirm Your Receiver Details such as Your name_Address_Country_City_Tell.Send all these needed information in this Email (moneygram448@aol.com)

I am looking forward to hear from you as the funds beneficiary.

Thanks and God bless,

Mr.Gary Ball.

Foreign Operation Manager.

If you have received a suspicious MoneyGram email, go to MoneyGram's legitimate website at www.moneygram.com, select your location, then click the "Contact Us" page. You can then report a fraudulent email or contact them and ask them to verify a suspicious email using the email address or telephone number listed on the page.

Note: Some of the names, addresses, email addresses and telephone numbers in email samples on this website may have been impersonated.

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  • Mar 15, 2019 at 9:22 AM by info

    Received this scam:

    "Date: Fri, Mar 8, 2019 at 5:49 PM

    Mrs. Ekaterina Nikolaeva <Nikolaeva@pastel.ocn.ne.jp> wrote:

    Your first Payment of $5000 usd is approved to send to you today, So kindly reconfirm your receiver’s name information to the money gram office for the approval of your fund payment of ($4.700`000`00USD) to be sign and release to you immediately you send the below information to them: Note that your payment files will be returned to the IMF within
    24 hours this is the instruction given to us by the IMF.

    Your Receiver's:
    Your Country:
    Your Telephone No:
    Your Address:
    Your Passport Id:

    Contact Money Gram Office
    Name: Mr. Frederic Houndeton
    Email: (moneygramoffice65@yahoo.com)

    Our Money Gram Office will release your payment to you and the maximum amount you receiving each day from today is $5000 usd daily until the funds complete Transferred. Once we receive your information. The transfer will commence. The IMF is compensating all the scam victims ($4.700`000`00USD) each, and your email address was found in the scam victim's

    Mrs. Ekaterina Nikolaeva
    From Federal Government
    Benin Republic"


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