Saturday, September 16, 2023

SPAM of t3h day: Western Union/MoneyGram Money Transfer Scam Victims

I got FIVE of these emails, in a row, within a couple minutes, so it MUST be legit.

From: Christopher A.Wray
Western Union/MoneyGram Money Transfer Scam Victims

FBI Headquarters
935 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20535 USA

Attn: Beneficiary

After proper and several investigations by the Western Union, Money Gram, International Monetary Fund (IMF) and United Nations (UN) Offices we found your name amongst those that have sent money through Western Union, Cash App, Zelle, Venmo, Bank Transfer/Deposit and Money Gram in the course of receiving your Inheritance, Lottery, United Nation compensation funds which proves that you have truly been swindled by those unscrupulous persons by sending money to them through the above mentioned means.

To this regard United Nations (UN) held a meeting with the Board of Directors of WESTERN UNION, MONEYGRAM, INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND (IMF) the FBI alongside with the MINISTRY of FINANCE. As a result of our investigations it was agreed that the sum of Six Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars (U.S. $6, 500,000.00) should be transferred to you from the funds set aside by The United States Department of the Treasury to compensate scam victims.

The compensation scheme is open to people who wired money to scammers via Western Union and Money Gram between January 1, 2004 to December 19, 2021, the deadline for lodging these claims is December 30, 2023.

This case is being handled and supervised by the FBI therefore we have submitted your details to affect the transfer of your funds to you. Contact the Western Union agent office through the information below:

Contact Person: Betsy Holden
Address: Western Union Post Office, California

Yours sincerely,
Christopher Wray
FBI Director