I don’t know how many of you out there who receive this kind of scam mail about Western Union. Are you familiar with it? There are scammers out there especially in the internet who are using Western Union to fool people and to get money from them. Be very careful, you might be one of them who will be put to this scammers’ bait. If you happen to receive an email like what I have below, please never ever entertain it. It is a pam or a scam. In short, a fraudulent one.
Below is the body of the mail which I just copied and pasted here;
“Sat, January 22, 2011 1:05:11 PM
CONTACT WESTERN UNION AND RE-NEW YOUR PAYMENT.
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This Message is from (I.M.F) and Federal Ministry of Finance Burkina-Faso, This is to let you know that After the board meeting held at our headquarters yesterday, We have concluded to release and effect your payment through western union $7,000 daily until the $900.000.00 is completed. the information are below:
First Payment has been send : MTCN:55-51-91-12-23 NOTE; this payment was directed to be made available in your name but you have to re-new your Payment file with the Western union as to enable them purchasing your transfer file to prevent illegal transfer before you pick it up.we instructed the western union office to keep sending you $7,000.00 daily until the payment of $900.000.00 is completed, again re-confirm your address to them by avoid sending it to wrong person so that they will be sure;
BELOW IS YOUR INFORMATION FOR THE YOUR FIRST PAYMENT
SENDER FIRST NAME………..Marcel
Track your payment on the website: www.westernunion.com
The only fee you have to pay is for the re-newing and purchasing of your payment file,please you are warned not to contact the western union agent if you know that you will not carry out this instruction,so you are to contact the western union on their office email address and ask them to give you the information where you will send the fee of $220 for the re-newing of the payment.so that they will give you the information you need to collect your payment.
Contact Person Mrs.Awa Fatou of Westen Union Agency if any problem to enable her issue to you the text question and answer so that you can pick up the amount, below email is her emailaddress: westernunion.agentoffice@gala. net forward her your Telephone number and address so that she will be sure.
TAKE NOTE:that because of internet hackers we ask the Western Union office not to mark the payment paid yet until you re-new and purchasing your transfer file.
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IMF Grant Unit
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