The fake "U.S Ambassador to the United Nations" 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. 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.
An "U.S Ambassador to the United Nations" Advance-Fee Scam
From: Jonathan R. Cohen <email@example.com>
Sent: 25 August 2019 10:16
Subject: May I Have Your Attention, Please?
May I Have Your Attention Please?
We had been having series of meetings for some months which bring to the conclusion after United Nations spring meetings with Boards of Governors World Bank Group and IMF Director includes other senior officials which takes place in UN Headquarter New York the meeting was productive and we were able to discuss the great progress regards our last few conferences.
Consequently I was authorized to inform you that United Nations has approved to compensate you with $980,000.00 USD and we have arranged your funds through MasterCard ATM sequel to the instructions from UN Board of Auditors and this payment was officially approved to help scam victims and international business that failed due to government problems etc
Be advise to contact our representative Mrs. Patricia Mahoney U.S. Ambassador to Benin Republic who is in position to release your package
Contact her with email ( firstname.lastname@example.org )
Supply your full delivery details to her.
1. Full Name:
2. Residence Address
5. Age...... & Sex............
This email is confidential and make sure you follow every instruction's from Mrs. Patricia Mahoney in other to confirm receipt of your funds and note that any other contact you made out side her office is at your own risk.
U.S Ambassador to the United Nations