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Scam email #256386 - PAYMENT NOTICE

Email info

The email was sent on 2019-03-22 13:25:53 and appeared to be from usaembassy.nig144@gmail.com but this address could have been spoofed.
If you replied to this email, your reply would have been sent to usaembassy.nig144@gmail.com which was the scammer's actual email address.
It was probably sent from 209.85.208.67 in Unknown, United States

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The scam

*U.S. Department *
*Greeting from U.S Embassy,*
*THIS MAIL IS ONLY FOR THE OWNER OF THIS E-MAIL ADDRESS*

* EMBASSY OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA*
* 2 Walter Carrington Crescent Victoria Island, Nigeria*
* EMAI L: *usaembassy.nig1444@gmail.co m
* DIRECT PHONE NO: +1 504 446 1145*
* DIRECT FAX NO +1 952 658 1344*

*Ref: FCC/10746/VCP3-19*

*IRREVOCABLE PAYMENT NOTICE:*

DEAR SIR,

THIS IS SEQUEL TO THE MEETING WE HAD ON THURSDAY WITH THE DIRECTORS
OF MINISTRY OF FINANCE. I WISH TO INFORM YOU THAT THE TOTAL AMOUNT OF YOUR
INHERITANCE FUND APPROVED BY THE NIGERIA GOVERNMENT FOR RELEASE TO YOU IS
ONLY $8.2 MILLION .WE HAVE DECIDED TO TAKE THIS ISSUE UPON OURSELVES TO
SAFEGUARD YOU FROM THESE CRIMINAL MINDED INDIVIDUALS WHOSE ONLY INTEREST
WAS TO EXTORT MONEY AND FEES FROM YOU.

THIS IS IN LINE WITH THE AGREEMENT I SIGNED WITH THE NIGERIA GOVERNMENT ON
MY ASSUMPTION OF OFFICE AS THE USA AMBASSADOR TO NIGERIA, RESULTING FROM
COMPLAINS WE RECEIVED DAILY ON SCAMS IN NIGERIA AND IN AFRICA, ASIAN AND
EUROPE ETC.

SO YOU ARE HEREBY ADVISED TO CONTACT MY OFFICE ON THE ABOVE EMAIL AND PHONE
NUMBER, RECONFIRM,YOUR FULL NAME,YOUR MAILING/BILLING INFORMATION,DIRECT
PHONE/FAX NUMBERS THE NAME OF YOUR NEXT OF KIN AND A COPY OF YOUR
INTERNATIONAL PASSPORT OR DRIVERS LICENSE IDENTIFICATION FOR RECORD
PURPOSE AND EFFECTIVE DELIVERY OF YOUR ATM CARD.

HOWEVER,ALWAYS KEEP ME POSTED AS SOON AS YOU RECEIVE YOUR ATM CREDIT CARD
VALUE OF YOUR FUND.

WE HAVE CALCULATED AND APPROVED THE ARRIVAL OF YOUR ATM CARD TO BE WITHIN
THREE DAYS UPON THE RECEIPT OF THE ABOVE DETAILS.

REGARDS


*Mr. W.STUART SYMINGTONUnited States Ambassador to (Nigeria)*

SpamAssassin Report (spam score: 12.7)


 pts rule                       description                                       
---- ----------------------     --------------------------------------------------
 8.2 MILLION                    .WE HAVE DECIDED TO TAKE THIS ISSUE UPON OURSELVES
                                TO 
SAFEGUARD YOU FROM THESE CRIMINAL MINDED INDIVIDUALS WHOSE ONLY INTEREST
WAS TO EXTORT MONEY AND FEES FROM YOU.

THIS IS IN LINE WITH THE AGREEMENT I SIGNED WITH THE NIGERIA GOVERNMENT ON
MY ASSUMPTION OF OFFICE AS THE USA AMBASSADOR TO NIGERIA, RESULTING FROM
COMPLAINS WE RECEIVED DAILY ON SCAMS IN NIGERIA AND IN AFRICA, ASIAN AND
EUROPE ETC.

SO YOU ARE HEREBY ADVISED TO CONTACT MY OFFICE ON THE ABOVE EMAIL AND PHONE
NUMBER, RECONFIRM,YOUR FULL NAME,YOUR MAILING/BILLING INFORMATION,DIRECT
PHONE/FAX NUMBERS THE NAME OF YOUR NEXT OF KIN AND A COPY OF YOUR
INTERNATIONAL PASSPORT OR DRIVERS LICENSE IDENTIFICATION FOR RECORD
PURPOSE AND EFFECTIVE DELIVERY OF YOUR ATM CARD.

HOWEVER,ALWAYS KEEP ME POSTED AS SOON AS YOU RECEIVE YOUR ATM CREDIT CARD
VALUE OF YOUR FUND.

WE HAVE CALCULATED AND APPROVED THE ARRIVAL OF YOUR ATM CARD TO BE WITHIN
THREE DAYS UPON THE RECEIPT OF THE ABOVE DETAILS.

REGARDS


*Mr. W.STUART SYMINGTONUnited States Ambassador to (Nigeria)*
[...] 0.0 TVD_RCVD_IP4 Message was received from an IPv4 address 0.0 TVD_RCVD_IP Message was received from an IP address 1.6 SUBJ_ALL_CAPS Subject is all capitals 0.0 FREEMAIL_FROM Sender email is commonly abused enduser mail provider (usaembassy.nig144[at]gmail.com) 0.0 DKIM_ADSP_CUSTOM_MED No valid author signature, adsp_override is CUSTOM_MED 0.2 FREEMAIL_ENVFROM_END_DIGIT Envelope-from freemail username ends in digit (usaembassy.nig144[at]gmail.com) -0.0 SPF_PASS SPF: sender matches SPF record 0.0 HK_SCAM_N2 BODY: No description available. 1.7 DEAR_SOMETHING BODY: Contains 'Dear (something)' 0.0 PP_MIME_FAKE_ASCII_TEXT BODY: MIME text/plain claims to be ASCII but isn't -0.0 RCVD_IN_MSPIKE_H2 RBL: Average reputation (+2) [209.85.208.67 listed in wl.mailspike.net] -0.0 RCVD_IN_DNSWL_NONE RBL: Sender listed at https://www.dnswl.org/, no trust [209.85.208.67 listed in list.dnswl.org] 0.1 DKIM_SIGNED Message has a DKIM or DK signature, not necessarily valid 0.0 URIBL_BLOCKED ADMINISTRATOR NOTICE: The query to URIBL was blocked. See http://wiki.apache.org/spamassassin/DnsBlocklists… #dnsbl-block for more information. [URIs: gmail.co] 1.2 UPPERCASE_75_100 message body is 75-100% uppercase 0.1 DKIM_INVALID DKIM or DK signature exists, but is not valid 0.0 LOTS_OF_MONEY Huge... sums of money 1.2 NML_ADSP_CUSTOM_MED ADSP custom_med hit, and not from a mailing list 2.9 MONEY_ATM_CARD Lots of money on an ATM card 0.0 T_FILL_THIS_FORM_SHORT Fill in a short form with personal information 2.2 MONEY_FORM_SHORT Lots of money if you fill out a short form 1.4 ADVANCE_FEE_5_NEW_MONEY Advance Fee fraud and lots of money 0.0 FORM_FRAUD_5 Fill a form and many fraud phrases



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