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Scam email #255020 - Mandate from the Bureau of Int Affairs

Email info

The email was sent on 2018-10-27 09:32:29 and appeared to be from directorclifford2016@gmail.com but this address could have been spoofed.
If you replied to this email, your reply would have been sent to brainard2018@gmail.com which was the scammer's actual email address.
It was probably sent from 209.85.160.193 in Unknown, United States

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The scam

DEPARTMENT OF INT'L AFFAIRS
(Office of the Under Secretary)
1500 Pennsylvania Avenue NW,
Washington D.C. 20220.

Urgent Attention,

I am Mrs. Lael Brainard, newly appointed to the board Federal Reserve
Bank also served as Undersecretary of the U.S. Department of
Treasury. appointed to the board Following series of complains from
Citizens of the United States as well as Citizens of Other Countries
In Europe over the Discrepancies and fraudulent ways in which fund
transfers are handled by Africans which has made it impossible for a
lot of People to claim their Winning or Inheritance funds from most
African Countries due to frauds and illegal activities, A decision was
reached recently by the United States Treasury Department under the
authority of the White House to compel African Financial bodies
(Banks) to urgently release all funds
of American and European citizens that are trapped in most Banks and
Courier Companies in Africa. It was discovered that some bureaucratic
bottlenecks was put by these Banks and Couriers to make it impossible
for beneficiaries to claim their funds so that they will fraudulently
divert those funds to their private accounts.

Consequent upon the aforementioned, I was personally mandated to
handle this matter to ensure that all funds of our Citizens and others
which are fraudulently being trapped in African Banks are urgently
retrieved and paid to the actual Beneficiaries under a legal manner.
Our team of experts were delegated to Benin Republic, Nigeria, Ivory
Coast and Ghana for this task and we discovered your File as unclaimed
fund. It was discovered that officials of the Bank has only put up
illegal requirements in order to make it difficult for you to claim
your fund.

The United States Department of Treasury has retrieved all Files of
illegal transactions and we will be working under a legitimate
arrangement to ensure that you follow the normal process to receive
your fund. You are requested to Re-confirm the following information
to Barr. Thomas Link by e-mail:(barristerthomaslink32@gmail.com)


1. SURNAME.............
2. OTHER NAMES............
3. PHONE NUMBER AND
4. ADDRESS...................
5. AMOUNT TO BE CLAIMED:

Be informed that the above information will only enable us to make due
confirmation. We shall ensure that normal process is followed to
ensure that your fund gets to you without delay. Contact Barr. Thomas
Link who is right in Nigeria as the Legal Practitioner to United
States Department of Treasury e-Mail below: (barristerthomaslink32@gmail.com)

Call Barr. Link on his phone for urgent attention: +234-8090-511252

Warm Regards
Mrs. Lael Brainard
Chat Conversation End

SpamAssassin Report (spam score: 5.1)


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 0.0 TVD_RCVD_IP                Message was received from an IP address           
 0.0 TVD_RCVD_IP4               Message was received from an IPv4 address         
 0.0 FREEMAIL_FROM              Sender email is commonly abused enduser mail      
                                provider (directorclifford2016[at]gmail.com)      
 0.2 FREEMAIL_REPLYTO_END_DIGIT Reply-To freemail username ends in digit          
                                (brainard2018[at]gmail.com)                       
 0.2 FREEMAIL_ENVFROM_END_DIGIT Envelope-from freemail username ends in digit     
                                (directorclifford2016[at]gmail.com)               
-0.0 SPF_PASS                   SPF: sender matches SPF record                    
 0.0 DKIM_ADSP_CUSTOM_MED       No valid author signature, adsp_override is       
                                CUSTOM_MED                                        
 0.0 RCVD_IN_MSPIKE_H3          RBL: Good reputation (+3) [209.85.160.193 listed  
                                in wl.mailspike.net]                              
-0.0 RCVD_IN_DNSWL_NONE         RBL: Sender listed at http://www.dnswl.org/, no   
                                trust [209.85.160.193 listed in list.dnswl.org]   
 0.1 DKIM_SIGNED                Message has a DKIM or DK signature, not           
                                necessarily valid                                 
 0.0 RCVD_IN_MSPIKE_WL          Mailspike good senders                            
 0.1 DKIM_INVALID               DKIM or DK signature exists, but is not valid     
 1.0 FREEMAIL_REPLYTO           Reply-To/From or Reply-To/body contain different  
                                freemails                                         
 1.2 NML_ADSP_CUSTOM_MED        ADSP custom_med hit, and not from a mailing list  
 2.2 ADVANCE_FEE_3_NEW          Appears to be advance fee fraud (Nigerian 419)    



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