Internet Scams Exposed

SCAM WATCH: Internet & SMS Scams - Phishing - Email Fraud

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21.12.11

Another Scam: from Federal Reserve Bank, Bank of New York

From: bh30@w0nh6mauf.homepage.t-online.de
Subject: Attention: Beneficiary
Date: Mon, 19 Dec 2011 05:43:31 +0000


Attention: Beneficiary
By means of this message, we wish to inform you that after our closed door meeting with the Federal Reserve Bank officials in New York, it has been agreed that your funds valued US$5, 300, 000.00 will now be processed and released to your Bank Account immediately by the Wire Transfers Department of the Federal Reserve Bank
 
However, it may interest you to know that we have entered into full partnership with the Federal Reserve Bank, Bank of New York, Financial Services Authority and the British Bankers Association and your funds valued US$5, 300, 000.00 will now be credited to your Bank Account by the Wire Transfers Department of the HSBC BANK LONDON PLC as soon as you make contact with them
To this effect, you are to contact the Wire Transfers Department of the HSBC BANK LONDON PLC with the details below for the immediate release of your funds and also quote this Reference No.: HSBNY-PAY/HSBCXXCL/2011
 
Name: Mr. Michael John Roberts
Head Wire Transfers Department
 
Mr. S. T. Gulliver

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