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"Mr. Patrick James" Advance Fee Scams Being Sent by Online Scammers

The fake "Mr. Patrick James" 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.

Mr. Patrick James Advance Fee Scams Being Sent by Online Scammers
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The "Mr. Patrick James" Advance-Fee Scam

From: Mr.PATRICK JAMES <1234@cocoa.ocn.ne.jp>

Date: Sun, Mar 24, 2019, 1:59 PM

Subject: Dear Customer,

To:

Dear Customer,

This is to inform you that we can not continue your transaction via wire transfer anymore due to the difficulty in making smooth wire transfer from this country to your personal bank account oversea. Therefore, UBA Bank MoneyGram department will be sending you US$10,000.00 daily Via Money Gram transfer until your total fund worth $2.5 Million United States Dollars is been successfully transferred to you. This will be the easiest way for the transaction to be completed and have you receive your fund successfully without anymore delay from both countries security agency. Therefore, i advice you to forward us the name on your valid ID Card which can allow you to receive money from MoneyGram office or store in your country to enable us process and forward you the first MoneyGram Reference Number information as stated above.

SECOND OPTION: You can choose UBA online banking system if the first option is not accepted. If you don't want to receive the money via MoneyGram daily payment, UBA Bank will setup an online banking account with your information and after the online banking account is setup we will forward you the login information such as the USERNAME & PASSWORD that can allow you login into our online website to view your account balance and also transfer money from the online account to your personal bank account anywhere in the world. Daily transfer limit of Five hundred Thousand United States Dollars per day.

We advice you to choose one option out of the two mentioned. You have to choose either using MoneyGram daily transfer or through online banking system of transfer to enable us know which option to carry out the transaction with.

Below is the information needed to carry out the transaction successfully.

1..Your Full Name:...................

2..Your Home Address:................

3..City & Zip Code:..................

4..Country:................... .......

5..Your Cell Phone:..................

6..Occupation:................ .......

7..Scan Copy of Any Valid ID:........

Thanks and we await your urgent response regarding the above mentioned to enable us carry out our duty as instructed.

Best Regards,

Mr.PATRICK JAMES

UBA Bank MoneyGram

Director, Cotonou-Benin

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"Mr. Patrick James" Advance Fee Scams Being Sent by Online Scammers