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Scam email #230479 - I'M AN ASSISTANT MANAGER WESTERN UNION

Email info

The email was sent on 2017-07-28 13:11:14 and appeared to be from gianfranco.placenti@alice.it but this address could have been spoofed.
If you replied to this email, your reply would have been sent to moneyreansferwesternunion@gmail.com which was the scammer's actual email address.
It was probably sent from 41.138.89.235 in Unknown, France

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The scam

I'M AN ASSISTANT MANAGER WESTERN UNION
ADDRESS: 17, BP OPPOSITE POST OFFICE BENIN REPUBLIC,

I'm An Assistant Manager Western Union Branch Cotonou (Bank of Africa Benin
SA) Benin Republic, My Name Is Mr. Paul William, I am responding back to you
this morning to inform you that Our General manager just passed away 2days ago
(((Died))). And all the files/documents was handed over to me today, Benn the
28th of July 2017

Luckily I went through all the files and found out that you have incomplete
transfer in our custody, that's why I am writing to inform you that I have some
funds at hand to assist you to complete your transaction here in our custody,
but it's not yet complete and secondly you have to assure me that after I help
you on this matter, and as soon as you receive your first installation payment
that you will return my supported money back to me?.

The reason why I want to help you out is because if this fund last for more
than a year in our custody it will transfer to Government account.Therefore, I
need your urgent respond today so that we shall finalize the transfer of your
$5,000.00. Thanks and God bless as am looking forward to hear from you as the
funds beneficiary,Remember that we will make the payment two times a day, once
in morning while the other will come to you in the evening time. until your
total sum of $950.000.00 (Nine Hundred And Fifty Thousand United State Dollars
) is transfer to you completely.
Here is content email (moneyreansferwesternunion@gmail.
com)

THANKS FOR OUR PATRONAGE,
YOURS SINCERELY
Mr.PAUL
WILLIAM.
ASSISTANT MANAGER WESTERN UNION.
FOREIGN OPERATION MANAGER
TELEPHONE :{ +229 988 505 83}

SpamAssassin Report (spam score: 8.9)


 pts rule name               description
---- ---------------------- --------------------------------------------------
 1.2 RCVD_IN_BL_SPAMCOP_NET RBL: Received via a relay in bl.spamcop.net
               [Blocked - see ]
 0.0 TVD_RCVD_IP4           Message was received from an IPv4 address
 0.0 TVD_RCVD_IP            Message was received from an IP address
 0.0 FREEMAIL_FROM          Sender email is commonly abused enduser mail provider
                            (gianfranco.placenti[at]alice.it)
 0.5 RCVD_IN_SORBS_SPAM     RBL: SORBS: sender is a spam source
                            [82.57.200.119 listed in dnsbl.sorbs.net]
 1.6 SUBJ_ALL_CAPS          Subject is all capitals
 1.2 MISSING_HEADERS        Missing To: header
 0.0 LOTS_OF_MONEY          Huge... sums of money
 1.9 REPLYTO_WITHOUT_TO_CC  REPLYTO_WITHOUT_TO_CC
 1.0 FREEMAIL_REPLYTO       Reply-To/From or Reply-To/body contain different
                            freemails
 1.4 SPOOFED_FREEM_REPTO    Forged freemail sender with freemail reply-to
 0.0 ADVANCE_FEE_2_NEW_MONEY Advance Fee fraud and lots of money



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