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"Western Union Payment" Advance Fee Scams Being Sent by Online Scammers

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"Western Union Payment" Advance Fee Scams Being Sent by Online Scammers

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The fake "Western Union Payment" 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 "Western Union Payment" Advance-Fee Scam

From: Western Union Payment Office <westernunionpayoffice@samba.ocn.ne.jp>

Date: Tue, Mar 26, 2019 at 11:58 PM

Subject: WE ARE LOOKING FORWARD TO HEAR FROM YOU.

To:

From The Desk Of The Director

Of The Transfer Unit Department

Western Union Branch Head

Office Tema Lagos Nigeria

Web Site www.westernunion.com

Dear Customer

The management of western union money transfer, wishes you best in life, the western union have added effort to transfer your funds which was deposited with us by international monetary fund head due to your e-mail address was found on scam victim list.

The $2.500,000usd stands as compensation to you, we have build better service in beginning of this year in order to give you best of our service. After we received your information, we instantly transfer the first payment of $5,000 in your name.Now your payment has been sent out like I said before but there is one thing holding your payment right now which we must handle immediately to enable you pick up your payment today as well.

The first $5,000 we sent out needs clearance certificate before you will start receiving it. The payments is there right now but the certificate registered is highly needed because the western union system will not find the payment if it is not clearance certificate.They demanded $75.00 for the clearance certificate. Please you must try to send it today okay. Information for the $5,000.00 that was send though Western Union is here by given thus,

Sender's Name: Mr.Henry Marlick

Amount $5000.00

Test Question: When

Answer: Now

Your tracking number is: 615-979-5400

TO TRACK THE AVAILABILITY OF THE TRANSFER, TRACK YOUR FUND (https://www.westernunion.com/global-service/track-transfer) NOTE THAT IF YOU TRACK THIS INFORMATION, YOU WILL SEE THAT IT IS "AVAILABLE FOR PICK UP BY RECEIVER" BUT YOU CAN NOT PICK IT UP UNTIL THE CLEARANCE CERTIFICATE IS OBTAINED.

Please you must try to send it today okay. Here is the information:

RECEIVER NAME;UBAH MARCEL ALAGWUA

COUNTRY;...NIGERIA

TEST QUESTION; WHO IS ABLE

ANSWER; GOD

AMOUNT; $75

I will be waiting for your update as soon as possible.

Best Regards,

Mr.Henry Ibeh

E-mail:westernpaymentcenter1650@gmail.com

Western Union® Money Transfer,

Head Office Nigeria.

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  • July 22, 2019 at 9:47 AM by info

    "From: "Dr.john uba" <westemuon44@gmail.com>

    Date: July 22, 2019 at 3:32:49 AM EDT

    To: undisclosed-recipients:;

    Subject: TTENTION ATTENTION Mrs. Rachel Jiama came to our office said you send her to come and claim your PACKAGED CONSIGNMENT BOX which is the total sum of 5.6m

    Reply-To: attorneygeneral604@gmail.com

    ATTENTION ATTENTION TO:

    FROM Attorney General We received an email from one Mrs. Rachel Jiama

    who presented a telephone number with a resident address, saying that

    you gave her the power of attorney to make your claims of your

    PACKAGED CONSIGNMENT BOX which is the total sum of 5.6m

    She further said that you are very sick in the hospital bed and that

    you gave her the power of attorney to claim your package with this

    courier company. Is this information correct,? Please get back to this

    company today, we wait for your response, We give you 2 or 3 days to

    respond back,

    if we do not hear from you after that day, then we will assume her

    story is correct and we will have no other option than to courier your

    package to her instead. Please try and get back to us immediately you

    get this email message before we instruct her to pay for the required

    charges and have your CONSIGNMENT BOX released to her immediately.

    We don’t want to make any mistakes. Below is the information she gave

    to this courier company instructing us to courier your Package to her

    address as stated below. Name:Mrs.Rachell Jiama, 3200 Manchester

    Trafficway Kansas,City MO. we want truth to this address if is you

    truth let us know if is not you they you let us know.

    Your urgent response will be highly appreciated. Feel free to call our

    customer care if you have any questions on the line call TEL: 234 701 835 8522

    You are also advice NOT to accept any E-mail or telephone calls that

    does not come from this office as this is to forestall new efforts

    towards a diversion of your payment. CONTACT US FOR THIS E-MAIL

    [ attorneygeneral604@gmail.com ] Accept our congratulations in

    advance.

    BEST REGARDS, Dr.JOHN UBA"

    Here is another scam.

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  • July 22, 2019 at 12:32 AM by info

    "From: Manahan, Casey Scott <casey.manahan@students.post.edu>

    Sent: Saturday, July 20, 2019 9:39 PM

    To: jaqumian1@hotmail.com <jaqumian1@hotmail.com>

    Subject: Payment Order #: WUMT-8880535/2019...Contact Jacqueline Mian For more details.

    From: Western Union

    Subject: Payment Order #: WUMT-8880535/2019...Contact Jacqueline Mian For more details."

    Here is another scam.

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  • July 4, 2019 at 3:31 PM by info

    "From: "Mr. Edwin Aja" <ademartino88@alice.it>

    Date: July 3, 2019 at 5:19:01 AM MST

    Subject: Contact Western Union Department For Your Payment

    Reply-To: wu85225@gmail.com

    Attention:

    This is to inform you that your $2.5 Million USD will be send to you via

    Western Union Money transfer.The total amount mentioned above is with Western

    Union outlet and you will send the money via Western Union to you.Note they

    will be receiving $5000 every day. Therefore I want you to email Mr. Kevin

    Anthony the Western Union supervisor and ask him to give you the MTCN number

    you need to pick up the first $5,000 today.

    Call Mr. Kevin Anthony now and ask him to give you MTCN number and every other

    information you need to pick up your $5,000.contact him with this web-mail

    address:(wu85225@gmail.com) telephone. 229-66148392 Contact person Mr.Kevin

    Anthony, Here is what he may require from you..

    Your Receiver Name.

    Your Country.....

    Tel;........

    Age.......

    Address............

    text Question.....

    Answer..........

    Your total amount with him is 2.5 Million SD,ask him what you need to do to

    enable them validate your account file.please indicate this code (000XT) to

    Western Union agent so that they will know that you're theright person.

    Thanks,

    Mr. Edwin Aja"

    Here is another scam.

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  • July 4, 2019 at 2:37 PM by info

    "From: "Mrs.Anaet" <besho@cocoa.plala.or.jp>

    Date: July 1, 2019 at 10:14:25 AM MST

    Reply-To: 44officelice22@gmail.com

    Dear Friend,

    We have concluded to effect your payment of $2.5Million, through western union, but the maximum amount you will be receiving each day

    starting from tomorrow is $4,500.00 daily until the funds is completely transferred.

    Kindly Contact Western union Agent:

    Mr.Anthony Emmanuel

    TEL: 234 9023 045 452

    E-mail:(44officelice22@gmail.com)

    Also reconfirm your information to them below

    YOUR NAME

    YOUR ADDRESS

    YOUR PHONE

    OCCUPATION

    Country

    Though, I sent $4,500.00 in your name today,but Mrs.Anaet said that you should contact first with your information. So contact Mr.Anthony

    Emmanuel or you call him as soon as you receive this email and tell him to give you the Mtcn, sender name and question/answer to pick the

    $4,500.00 Pls let me know as soon as you received all your funds $2.5Million,

    Thank you.

    Mrs.Anaet"

    Here is another scam.

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  • June 13, 2019 at 5:50 PM by info

    "From: WESTERN UNION <mywucenter22@qq.com>

    Sent: Thursday, 13 June 2019 12:42 PM

    Subject: Re: WU Transaction

    Over 500,000 Locations Worldwide

    Send Money Worldwide

    Attention: Western Union Beneficiary

    THE RELEASE OF YOUR FIRST INSTALLMENT PAYMENT.

    We have receive your email, be advised it has been designated that the sum of $7,600.00 USD (Seven Thousand Six Hundred United States Dollars) be paid to you daily using Western Union Money Transfer service as approved by U.N, till we send you the total sum of $1,500,000.00 USD (One Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars).

    This Grant was promoted and sponsored by United Nations Trust Fund -UN, in conjunction with the European Council. These funds are not meant or given out to promote terrorism or any illegal acts, but geared towards eradicating poverty in Africa, Asia , America, Europe and the world at Large. We therefore encourage you to utilize the funds diligently in setting up projects that would enhance the social-economic development of your country and community. You were selected as a result of a random E-mail Balloting that was conducted online in which your E-mail was picked as one of the official beneficiary of this funds. No tickets were purchase or required to enter for this draw and this is not scam related or means of fraud but a legitimate program.

    We advise you provide details below to enable us proceed with your transaction.

    Full Name:

    Contact Address:

    Contact Phone No:

    Age:

    Occupation:

    As soon as we receive the above details we start your funds processing.

    We look forward to serving you.

    Yours truly,

    Payout Officer,

    Mrs. Jacqueline Mian.

    Telephone: (601)-126-433-169

    For: Western Union, Malaysia

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  • June 12, 2019 at 9:54 AM by info

    "From: Mr Glen Moore <print@testmail.finma.com.tw>

    Sent: Friday, May 24, 2019 8:46 AM

    Subject: U.S.250,000.00) has been AWARDED to you

    Dear Beneficiary,

    After proper and several investigations and research at Western Union and Money Gram Office, we found your name in Western Union database among those that have sent money through Western Union and this proves that you have truly been swindled by those unscrupulous persons by sending money to them through Western Union/Money Gram in the course of getting one fund or the other that is not real.

    In this regard a meeting was held between the Board of Directors of WESTERN UNION, MONEYGRAM, the FBI alongside with the Ministry of Finance, As a consequence of our investigations it was agreed that the sum of Two Hundred And Fifty Thousand United States Dollars (U.S.250,000.00) should be AWARDED to you out from the funds that The United States Department of the Treasury has set aside as compensation payment for scam victims.

    This case would be handled and supervised by the FBI. We have submitted your details to them so that your funds can be delivered to you. Contact the Western Union agent office through the information below:

    Contact Person: Glenn Moore..

    Address: Western Union Post Office,

    Email: glenmoore666610@gmail.com

    Yours sincerely,"

    Another scam.

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  • June 11, 2019 at 11:49 AM by info

    "From: Mr.Uche Udeh <gantig@alice.it>

    Date: Tue, Jun 11, 2019 at 3:53 PM

    Subject: URGENT NEEDED

    Attention:Beneficiary,

    It is my pleasure to inform you that your funds is deposited in Western union remitting office and we hereby write to inform you that we have sent your full compensation payment of US 1,950.000.00USD through Western union which you will be receiving $4,500 usd Two times Per day,and we have send you the first payment.

    So contact our director Mr.Dim Ojukwu and ask him to give you the Western union payment information so that you can be able to pick up your First payment without any problem.

    Contact him with the bellow information.

    (western.unionmt450@gmail.com)

    Tel: 234 8029251824

    AND CONTACT HIM WITH YOUR FULL INFORMATION.

    1. Full name

    3. Contact Address

    4. Telephone Number

    5. Marital Status

    6. Occupation

    7. Company

    8. Age

    Call or email him now so that He can provide the Western union information to

    you as you can.

    Thanks and Remain Blessed

    Mr.Uche Udeh"

    Another scam.

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  • June 10, 2019 at 12:02 PM by info

    ---------- Forwarded message ---------

    "From: Martin Johnson. <julius77john@hotmail.com>

    Date: Sun, Jun 9, 2019 at 7:58 PM

    Subject: My Dear:

    My Dear:

    I write to inform you that we have already sent you USD5000.00 dollar through Western union as we have been given the mandate to transfer your full compensation payment total sum of USD950,000.00 via western union by this

    government.

    Now, I decided to email you the MTCN and sender name so, that you will pick up this USD5000.00 to enable us send another USD5000.00 today as you know we will be sending you only USD5000.00 per day.

    Please pick up this information and run to western union to pick up the USD5000.00 and call me back to send you another payment today, My direct phone line is 234 813 308 2240 Manager Mr Terry Joe Email:(western.unionfile016@outlook.com) call or email me once you picked up this USD5000.00 today.

    Here is the western union information to pick up the USD5000.00;

    Senders Name :....Rose Marcos

    MTCN... 303-199-7252

    Text Question; Our lord

    Answer; is Good

    Amount:..USD 5000.00

    I am waiting for your call once you pick up this USD5000.00, Please email me

    your direct telephone number because I need to be calling you once we send

    payment to you for the information's.

    Thanks

    Mr.Martin Johnson."

    Here is another scam.

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  • May 30, 2019 at 6:49 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    ---------- Forwarded message ---------

    From: Dr.Mike Oliss. <gold@mail.goo.ne.jp>

    Date: Thu, 30 May 2019 at 09:04

    Subject: MTCN#: 4188-921-990

    Dear Customer,

    We the Western Union agent remitting office have sent your full compensation payment of $3,500,000.00 through Western Union,you will be receiving $5,000 USD per day.now we have send the first payment to you.

    Please find below, your information to pick up the first sent $5,000 USD

    and upon pick up by you, another detail we be sent again and I want you to

    track https://secure.Western Union/track you will see that the money is there

    https://www.westernunion.com/us/en/send-money/app/ track transfer Track your Western Union Money

    Transfer®transaction www.westernunion.com

    Contact person: Mr.Peter William transfer such as,

    (1). Re-confirm your full names:

    (2). Re-confirm Contact address:

    (3). Re-confirm valid Phone #:

    (4). Fax:

    (5). Age:

    Email:{ubapaymentoffic01@gmail.com}

    Find the latest status and track your Western Union Money Transfer

    transaction here.

    Use the below info to pick up your money now.

    MTCN#: 4188-921-990

    Amount: $5,000 USD

    Contact person: Mr.Peter William.

    Email: Email: {ubapaymentoffic01@gmail.com }

    Dr.Mike Oliss.

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  • May 27, 2019 at 3:11 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Mr. Frank Gold <mr@mail.goo.ne.jp>

    Sent: Monday, May 27, 2019 2:20:30 PM

    Subject: NOTIFICATION OF PAYMENT..

    Dear Customer,

    We the Western Union agent remitting office have sent your full compensation payment of $10,500,000.00 through Western Union,you will be receiving $5,000 USD per day.now we have send the first payment to you.

    Please find below, your information to pick up the first sent $5,000 USD and upon pick up by you, another detail we be sent again and I want you to track https://secure.Western Union/track you will see that the money is there https://www.westernunion.com/ us/en/send-money/app/ track transfer Track your Western Union Money Transfer® transaction www.westernunion.com

    Contact person: Mrs.Annatt Scott

    Email: {officepayment@armormail.net}

    Find the latest status and track your Western Union Money Transfer transaction here.

    Use the below info to pick up your money now.

    MTCN#:575-873-7805

    Amount: $5,000 USD

    Contact person: Mrs.Annatt Scott

    Email: {officepayment@armormail.net}"

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  • May 21, 2019 at 7:15 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    ---------- Forwarded message ---------

    From: Henry.m.Fong <saedinna@gcn.ua>

    Date: Wed, May 22, 2019 at 5:06 AM

    Subject: Attention:Beneficiary,

    Attention:Beneficiary,

    It is my pleasure to inform you that your funds is deposited in Western union

    remitting office and we hereby write to inform you that we have sent your full

    compensation payment of US 1,950.000.00USD through Western union which you will be receiving $4,500 usd Two times Per day,and we have send you the first payment.So contact our director Mr.Dim Ojukwu and ask him to give you the Western union payment information so that you can be able to pick up your First payment without any problem.

    Contact him with the bellow information.

    (western.unionmt450@gmail.com)

    Tel: 234 8039243098

    AND CONTACT HIM WITH YOUR FULL INFORMATION.

    1. Full name

    2. Country.

    3. Contact Address.

    4. Telephone Number

    5. Marital Status

    6. Occupation .

    7. Company ..

    8. Age.

    Call or email him now so that He can provide the Western union

    information to

    you as you can.

    Thanks and Remain Blessed

    Mr.Uche Udeh"

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  • May 21, 2019 at 8:12 AM by info

    Here is another scam:

    ---------- Forwarded message ---------

    From: Mr. Philippe Andrew <atmcard1097@aol.com>

    Date: Tue, May 21, 2019 at 6:55 PM

    Subject: CONTACT WESTERN UNION VERY URGENT

    Attention.

    Good day, Please we need your current home address and telephone number to enable us start sending your $2.5mUSD to you as we were instructed by IMF to be sending you $5000.00 each day till the whole amount $2.5mUSD,Now we need your

    full name.

    Home Address.

    Telephone number..

    Forward the (ike_obi@aol.com) Or call with this telephone number 229-97 -39- 42-21

    Thanks

    Regard

    Mr Obi Ike

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  • April 10, 2019 at 11:47 PM by info

    Here is another scam:

    "From: Western Union Chief Operators <chiara.mauri2007@alice.it>

    Date: April 4, 2019 at 5:22:02 AM MST

    Subject: Attention Please

    Reply-To: agentoffice02@gmail.com

    Attention Please?

    We have deposited the check of your funds ($2.5Million us dollars) through

    Western Union Board of Directors department for compensation after our final

    meeting regarding your fund.

    All you are required is contact Western Union director Rev. Pastor Jacob Madu

    He will give you direction on how you will be receiving the funds daily.

    Remember to send him your Full Names as such below to avoid wrong transfers.

    Receiver's Name_______________

    Address: ________________

    Country: ____________

    Phone Number: _____________

    However be informed that Mrs. Hanna Johnson have already sent the first $5,000.00 dollars this morning to avoid cancellation of your payment, Contact Pastor Jacob Madu via his private email: westernuniondirectorpastorjacobmadu@mail.com or you call him 229 964 16634 as soon as you Receive this email.

    Below is the information of today, you may not be able to track it in our website because the obligation has not been carried out. We haven’t affected it online for security reasons, to avoid hackers stealing the money online.

    Sender Name: ....... Hanna Johnson

    MTCN: .............. 401-0862-087

    Question: .......... When

    Answer: ............ Now

    Amount: ............ $5,000.00

    Note: Only fees required from you is the reactivation fees which is affordable to anyone, western union Director will indicates to you to whom receivers names you shall send the required reactivation fees

    Best Regards.

    WESTERN UNION AGENT"

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"Western Union Payment" Advance Fee Scams Being Sent by Online Scammers