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#1 Sep 22 2010 at 8:57 AM Rating: Good
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I live in the US.

Considering I have only done two "transactions" overseas recently (Click and Buy AND a sold an item to someone in Australia)... this email has me baffled... or is it just a B.S. SPAM scam? Anyone ever see anything like this:

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The UK’s Economics & Finance Ministry
HM Treasury's Correspondence and Enquiry Unit
From The Office of Rt Hon George Osborne MP
Chancellor of the Exchequer
HM Treasury
Horse Guards Road
London SW1A 2HQ
Tel: +44-077 0003 6878
Fax: +44-020 7270 4861

Friday, September 17, 2010

Our Ref: **/****/*******
Your ref: **/***/****/*** (actual references not shown here)

INTERNATIONAL RESOLUTION ON UNPAID FUND PAYMENT (FILE CODE - UK/IMF/7890/121).

HM Treasury, in full Her Majesty's Treasury, informally The Treasury, is the United Kingdom government department responsible for developing and executing the British government's public finance policy and economic policy. The Treasury maintains the Combined Online Information System (COINS) containing a detailed analysis of departmental spending under thousands of category headings.

We have taken time to review your online email communication messages on your unsuccessful transactions with most European banks and other foreign banks in Africa. We wish to let you know that we have communicated with most of these foreign banks that withheld most international payments to individual accounts so as to find out why these funds were withheld, the source of the funds and a final solution to this problem. Although you are reading from us for the first time, we have been working very hard on this issue and making progress on our research on why international banks has failed to completely credit funds to international owners/beneficiaries account.

Conclusively, we discovered that most of these withheld and/or unpaid funds being remitted to individual accounts abroad originated from Lottery Organizations, international trading companies awarded contract funds and deceased personals.

Such transfer suspension was placed on these funds because majority of these international fund remittance/transfer of over the total sum of $500,000 and above to private European/Non European residence accounts abroad, usually carried out by foreign Banks, Private or Commercial Courier Companies were never properly recorded by the paying institution for future file reference/assessment by the International Monetary Fund and the Financial Services Authorities.

In joint alliance with the HM Revenue & Customs, the European Financial Service Commission & the International Monetary Fund (IMF) to resolve this issue, we wish to let you know that we have been approved to release only the total sum of Five Million Pounds (£5,000,000.00 GBP) from the HM Treasury to enable you start up your own business.

Through the assistance of the International Criminal Police Organization (ICPO) to investigate and release suspended, withheld and/or unpaid Inheritance/Award Winning/Contract funds to its beneficiaries account abroad, we were able to gain an approval authorization letter from Her Majesty's Courts Service which stated that these funds will be released by these European banks and other foreign banks to its beneficiary's account on proper confirmation of its claim.

In response to this court decision, we got the Legislature to apply backward in time so that you can use the violation of the existing law to get your funds back.

You need to apply for your fund payment by sending us your personal information below along with a scanned copy of your international passport or drivers license so that we will forward it for verification and payment.

PERSONAL DETAILS; ANSWERS;
1. Your Full Name, Nationality & Current Location.
2. Your Age & Current Occupation.
3. Your Phone & Fax Number.
4. Your ID Number (or Attach Identification Documents).


By the virtue of the provision of the law which confer on us powers to advocate, adjudicate suspend and authorize an immediate transfer of your funds internationally, we hereby state emphatically and without prejudice that should there be any information that may succeed your application for fund release that are currently deposited in most European banks and other foreign banks in Asia and in Africa, please do not hesitate to provide us the information so that we will know how to help you receive your funds.

Important Notice: Your inability to make this clarification for fund transfer with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) will continue to suspend your chances of receiving any international payment directed to your local bank account from any foreign bank until this clarification is made.

Failure to properly apply for the funds release for transfer will nullify your chances of receiving this funds, and this funds will be confiscated and made to be forfeited under the Money Laundering and Other Financial Crime Prohibition Act of 2003.

Also note that due to my position as the Chancellor of the Exchequer and Second Lord of the Treasury — Rt Hon George Osborne MP (Conservative), I may not always be available to answer any of your calls because I am not always in my office due to the states financial matters but you could direct your questions about this information to this telephone number +44-(77) 0003 6878 for assistance, especially if you have any issue to discuss regarding your funds or kindly email us and we will always get back to you as soon as possible.

Email: ( Click here to eMail ) (link to an email address)

Regards,
Chancellor of the Exchequer
Rt Hon George Osborne MP (Conservative)
HM Treasury's Correspondence and Enquiry Unit.
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Questions about this information should be directed to
Chancellor of the Exchequer. Telephone: +44-77 0003 6878. or | By eMail |


Oh... it it says I emailed them at some point... which I did not.

Any clue?



Edited, Sep 22nd 2010 9:59am by PentUpAnger
#2 Sep 22 2010 at 9:01 AM Rating: Excellent
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This is an email scam. Same as the days of the king or prince of zimbabwe or whatever it was several years ago. Delete it and forget you received it.
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#3 Sep 22 2010 at 9:02 AM Rating: Excellent
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LOL scam bro i get crap like that all the time....
#4 Sep 22 2010 at 9:04 AM Rating: Good
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It's a scam. Google around for "INTERNATIONAL RESOLUTION ON UNPAID FUND PAYMENT"; You'll find lots of hits.
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You need to apply for your fund payment by sending us your personal information below along with a scanned copy of your international passport or drivers license so that we will forward it for verification and payment.

PERSONAL DETAILS; ANSWERS;
1. Your Full Name, Nationality & Current Location.
2. Your Age & Current Occupation.
3. Your Phone & Fax Number.
4. Your ID Number (or Attach Identification Documents).

Lol did you really need to ask if this was a scam?

Oh well makes a change from Nigerians :)
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#6 Sep 22 2010 at 9:08 AM Rating: Good
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I got one from British internet company saying i won a lottery draw lol. "Please click on the attatchment to view your prize" it said. Yeah.... if by attatchment, they meant delete button.
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#7 Sep 22 2010 at 9:13 AM Rating: Decent
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Scam city. . . man, the ppl who write this s*** are f***ing idiots
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#8 Sep 22 2010 at 9:21 AM Rating: Good
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This snippet with bold for emphasis
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Although you are reading from us for the first time, we have been working very hard on this issue and making progress on our research on why international banks has failed to completely credit funds to international owners/beneficiaries account.



Nope, there is no way that an official UK gov't letter would have such obvious mistakes in it. The letter gets worse further in, this is simply not written by a native English speaker of the educational standard required to be employed in a government office in Whitehall.

Not only that but

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The UK’s Economics & Finance Ministry
HM Treasury's Correspondence and Enquiry Unit

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From The Office of Rt Hon George Osborne MP


Do not add up these are two separate things.
If this had said HM gov't Customs and Excise them maybe, maybe it could have been real, but I am quite confident when I say this is a "409", ignore it.
#9 Sep 22 2010 at 9:24 AM Rating: Decent
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The sad part is they only need one person and it was all worth it.
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We have taken time to review your online email communication messages on your unsuccessful transactions with most European banks and other foreign banks in Africa. We wish to let you know that we have communicated with most of these foreign banks that withheld most international payments to individual accounts so as to find out why these funds were withheld, the source of the funds and a final solution to this problem. Although you are reading from us for the first time, we have been working very hard on this issue and making progress on our research on why international banks has failed to completely credit funds to international owners/beneficiaries account.

It appears they have leaned a new word...

*edit I meant to quote that, sorry


Edited, Sep 22nd 2010 11:35am by chomama
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#11 Sep 22 2010 at 9:42 AM Rating: Good
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People wonder how anyone can fall for these things. All they need is to catch the right person at the right time who's circumstances make the situation seem plausible.
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#12 Sep 22 2010 at 10:17 AM Rating: Good
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I got one this morning that says Western Union wants to give me $60k. All I have to do is give them my bank account information lol
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#13 Sep 22 2010 at 12:34 PM Rating: Good
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The Glorious DeadlyLust wrote:
People wonder how anyone can fall for these things. All they need is to catch the right person at the right time who's circumstances make the situation seem plausible.


Exactly. If it was a week ago I wouldn't have thought twice about it, but with the CaB FFXIV payment option and me having to refund some money to a guy in Australia within the last two days... it still seemed fishy.

I was on my way out to pick up some pizza when I got the email so I didn't have time to actually READ it... I figured if I posted it here while I was out I could get some answers.

Thanks. =)
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PentUpAnger wrote:


We have taken time to review your online email communication messages on your unsuccessful transactions with most European banks and other foreign banks in Africa.



Apologies to any African players here, but this ^ was the phrase I would've stopped reading at.
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#15 Sep 22 2010 at 12:43 PM Rating: Decent
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Anyone see the Intervention episode where the guy has sent like hundreds upon hundreds of thousands to these people)? He still swears after 10 years or so of doing this that he's gonna receive *** millions. >.> sad...
#16 Sep 22 2010 at 12:46 PM Rating: Good
Looks to me like RMT have taken over the British government.
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