An email arrives, supposedly from the United Nations, from an office called The Grant Payment Center.
The sender doesn’t know my name so there is a general purpose greeting on the email ‘Attn:”
The opening lines are:-
“It has been brought to our notice that you have not been paid your long overdue grant payment by the UN. This is due to some corrupt hoodlums, and some corrupt government officials who try to divert your money into their own private account. We have arranged your payment through…”
Surely anyone sensible would realise immediately this is a scam – the United Nations obviously don’t give out grants to individuals and especially without knowing the person’s name and if so any money would be paid by bank transfer not through an ATM card as the email goes on to describe.
The last paragraph of the email contains the following instruction
Note if you are not ready to comply with the obvious delivery fee out of the two-delivery options Mr. Mark Brown will send to you, please do not bother to contacting him.
I assume this scammer is fed up with people replying then not being willing to pay him the fee he’s after, which is the whole point of the scam.
Perhaps scammers have to work harder to con people these days – I hope that is true.
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