The fake "Mr. Paul Mba" 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. Paul Mba" Advance-Fee Scam
From: Mr.Paul Mba <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Saturday, March 16, 2019 7:23 AM
Subject: [Spam]Your western union transfer US$2.4Million is ready
Contact western union office Benin
I have deposited your check of US$2.4Million Two Million Four Hundred Thousand United States Dollars to the Western Union Office Benin Republic. All you have to do is to contact them at (email@example.com) so they will give you direction on how you will be receiving your payment daily. My agreement with them is $20,000 daily until the whole of US$2.4Million is transferred complete.
You are not expected to pay for the transfer fee or any process fee because all the fee is already deducted from the funds The only fee you will send to them before the transfer is activation fee which i did not know the amount. when you contact the Western Union office Benin, try to ask them how much is the activation fee.
Email them with your full address and phone number, Their contact person is Dr.Nick Benson, Here is their Email Address firstname.lastname@example.org Also remember to forward your address as it listed below
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