Another Fraudlent Email I would like to warn everyone about.

United States
November 26, 2008 8:41am CST
I received this email today and I opened it and first thought "What the heck" and got scared because I could not understand who I owed money to. I then realized it was yet another one of those scams to get your bank information. I then went to the internet and put in Fraudulent Email and found a place to report Fraudulent Emails even it you do not bank at that bank. I shipped this email to http://www.usbank.com/cgi_w/cfm/promo/personal/fraud_reporting_email.cfm On the web page it tells you to call your bank if you have responded to the email. I had not so I am good in that way. Here is the letter: Attention:Beneficiary, After several attempts to reach you I deemed it necessary and urgent to notify you finally about your outstanding settlement of your over due transfer of your money . I resumed duty recently as Policy Harnessing Chairman on public debts (West African Monitoring Institution), a committee set up by the WORLD BANK. I am committed to upholding and defending the constitution and laws of West Africa , as well as achieving a higher level of public safety and security through the prosecution of criminals in the state. The purpose of the committee among others is to investigate, verify and settle all outstanding debts owed and Records before me have revealed that your payment has not been effected as a result of official negligence as many abnormalities had happened in the Banks where some top officials of the apex Banks collaborate with impostors who are carrying fake portfolios with levies misled and misguided about the position of your fund and having the opportunity to extort money from you that made it too long up till date . As we understand the difficulties of economic time that exist today and would like to repay this obligation for your plan designed to meet your budgetary need. so be informed that your payment had since being deposited with the corresponding BANK which in few days, all payment transactions will be concluded according to the agreement and you will receive your payment through a cashiers cheque or by wire transfer to your nominated bank account. The security of your data and transactions is crucial to us, we therefore apply one of the best security standards available (128 bit SSL), this (SSL) applies to the business relationship and supplements any agreements made by individual contract. Based on the information we received, it is mandatory and compulsory that you forward your contact information to me for further advice and also for the programming of the information in the micro chip compartment of central as the authorities demand which is described as selective payment and will comply with Bank to effect the transfer of the fund exactly on the particular date or period (24 hours) specified in the transfer script text for the fund to be made available to you any way you wish to receive it Considering the circumstances at hand. You are also adviced 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. Accept our congratulations in advance. Best regards, Dr David Edmund. Chairman,Policy Harnessing Committee, Accra,Ghana. FROM POLICY HARNESSING COMMITTEE.
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7 responses
@cream97 (29175)
• United States
26 Nov 08
I felt the same feeling myself when I get these messages to! But, once I realize that there is no name present, then all of my fears will go away... I have nothing to worry about, because I have never dealt with these people in my entire life. Don't give them any information about you out! That is how they can pin you into a world of trouble!
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• United States
28 Nov 08
I have never give out any personal information I just wanted to let people know that there was a reporting system out there and this was a different type of letter.
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@cream97 (29175)
• United States
10 Feb 09
Thanks for the BS!
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• United States
10 Feb 09
you are welcome
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@underdogtoo (9601)
• Philippines
1 Dec 08
I get these emails with my other legitimate emails every day. I don't sweat when they come; they get relegated to the trash bin where they are eventually thrown into oblivion. It is still a mystery to me why these people keep on sending me such emails when I just delete them anyway. Cheers!!
• United States
2 Dec 08
It's funny the desperation these people go through to try to get money out of people. It is sad that some people fall for the scam.
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• China
28 Nov 08
Thanks for your tips,such eamails are very harmful for evreyone,so we should be care!!
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• United States
29 Nov 08
Sunny you are right we all need to be careful and find out who is sending us the emails and what they really want. I also think we need to pay attention of who we give our personal info to in chat rooms and singles places.
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@irishmist (3843)
• United States
27 Nov 08
Wow people will go to any lenghts to scam innocent people these days. I never respond to any type of these emails.
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• United States
28 Nov 08
Oh not I did not respond to this scam I forwarded to the link I gave you all.
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@aseretdd (13712)
• Philippines
26 Nov 08
I think these email scams proliferate more during the Christmas season... i myself received an email saying that they want to make me a project manager of a certain subdivision project... it was so obvious that the email was a scam... but i still responded in the hopes of getting more clue on where this email came from... I hope we get to have internet police where we can report these scams...
• United States
28 Nov 08
I have added a link to report a scam I hope they can do something about this type of scam.
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• Cambodia
26 Nov 08
I used to receive some email the same as you get. But the email just want me to accept the money that someone have because his or her father die because of something. I hope all the users on line will pay strong attention to this issue. Thanks for your helpful information.
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• United States
28 Nov 08
I sure hope no one gets caught in this type of scam.
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@bamakelly (5194)
• United States
10 Feb 09
It is a good idea to be aware of things like this. I am leery of the e-mail I get especially the spam. I am careful about what I open up half of the time because I am afraid of a virus. I think it is just good common sense to know what to believe and what not to. Thanks for the heads up.
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• United States
11 Feb 09
You are welcome. I started this one three months ago and I just started one like it today. It is about another email that if you open it it carries a virus. Be careful.