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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.

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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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  • Apr 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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