It can’t get any dumber, but as you can see, it does. Former fake FBI Agent Eric Thom(p)son got a new scammer job
It is one of the scams that mean Next of Kin in Nigeria. The boards nailed in front of the nose of the scammers. It doesn’t get any more pathetic than this, wrong address, stolen identity. Spelling=Grade 0 and the appearance of an old telex machine with the characters behind the sentences.
Where did you learn to scam, you want to shout at these creatures. It would not help.
This trick didn’t work when telex machines still existed and scammers sent millions of messages of this kind. It was sometime in the mid-1980s when the trick came along. At the end of 1987, the first telexes came from Ghana and the former Yugoslavia. The content did not get any better.
So the rule is: don’t answer, don’t send documents, don’t send money for nothing. Move the mail to the digital dustbin.
*INTERNATIONAL FINANCE CORPORATION.*
FOREIGN ASSETS CONTROL DEPARTMENT*
STANDARD CHARTERED BANK
1095 6TH AVE, NEW YORK NY 10036 UNITED STATES .
*REFUND AND FUND COMPENSATION APPROVAL LETTER.*
*This is to inform you that this office received payment advice from The
International remittance department to pay you the total amount of
US$1.2 Million. Note that a final approval has been given to your claim and
your funds have been transferred from the International Finance Corporation
World Bank Group which has the final authority to transfer out of the
shores such amount of Fund.*
*We have just received an email from one Mr. Belal Gesilva-Rasay who
introduced himself as your next of kin. His email states that you have
instructed him to receive the funds into his account on your behalf. Mr.
Belal Gesilva-Rasay informed us that you are dead also that the instruction
was given to him before your death. We have asked him to forward the copy
of the letter you gave him but have not yet heard from him.*
*THIS IS THE ACCOUNT DETAILS HE FORWARDED TO US:*
*Bank Name: Halifax Bank*
*Address: High Street Bromley, BR1 1JH United Kingdom*
*SWIFT CODE: MSDKBGHUT.*
*Bank Account No: 239-1-563-321.*
*Beneficiary: ROS LTD. (Belal Gesilva-Rasay)*
*We are writing to you to confirm this message and if it is not true, you are
required with immediate effect notifying us of the need to rectify this
fallacy. Please note that a government issued identification would be
required to ascertain the authenticity of your claim.This office would also
furnish you with details on how to obtain the transfer Authorization code
which proves you the rightful beneficiary of this fund as we don’t want the
fund to get to the wrong hands. Since that is what our correspondent bank
in USA needs for the transfer of your fund to your designated bank account.*
*We await your urgent response.*
Mr Eric Thompson
*Foreign Assets Control Department.*