The fake "Mr. John Williams" 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 "Mr. John Williams" Advance-Fee Scam
From: Mr John Williams <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Sun, Mar 17, 2019, 2:47 AM
Subject: Dear Beneficiary
This is to inform you that the America Embassy office was instructed to transfer your fund $10.5 MILLION U.S Dollars compensating all the SCAM VICTIMS and your email WIN was found as one of the VICTIMS. by America security leading team and America representative officers so you will be receiving the sum of ($5,000)dollars per day Via MONEYGRAM .However be informed that we have already sent the ($5,000) dollars this morning to avoid cancellation of your payment,total sum of $10.5 MILLION
You have only 24 hours to call or text this office upon the receipt of this email the maximum amount you will be receiving per day starting from today's($5,000) and the Money Transfer Control Number is below.
contact Person:Mr John Williams (Director General
We need the below details from you, to enable us place the payment on
your name and athe fund to you today.
(Full Receivers name).
(A Copy Of Your ID CARD).
Furthermore you are advised to call or text us as the instruction was passed that within 24 hours without hearing from you, Count your payment canceled. Number to call is below +1 (360) 639-4414
Once again congratulations.
Thanks and God Bless
From Hon Ms Salome David
(US EMBASSY WEST AFRICA)