I’ve just received the beneficiary scam, another phishing scam email. I’ve printed it in its entirety below so you can compare it to the one you may get in your inbox. This is the second one this year, I wrote about the first one here.
Beware The Beneficiary Scam
This is to officially
This special arrangement is being used to avoid all scrupulous demands by both the states and federal authorities that have previously delayed your payment till date; we shall need your maximum co-operation to ensure that strictness and confidence
The above arrangement has been signed and endorsed by UNITED NATION (UN), INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND (IMF) given credence that this transaction is devoid of any form of illegality. Please contact the Accredited Money Gram Office Agent for the details of your first payment of $10,000 to $15.000.00 according your state or country’s international financial transfer regulation and reconfirm your correct details that you will like the first transfer to be program with such as Receivers Name, destination where you will like the transfer to
Fill your details below for reference purposes:
NAME OF CUSTOMER:
DIRECT PHONE NUMBER:
OUR ID CARD
SPECIAL OFFER:YOU ARE TO NOTE THAT THE FUND CAN BE CONVERTED TRANSFERRED INTO AN MONEY GRAM WHICH CAN BE SENT TO YOUR DESIRED ADDRESS IF REQUESTED.
Upon your acceptance we will give you the contact information of Rev Eric charles. The Electronic Transfer officer of Money Gram Office TRANSFER for immediate programming of your first transfer:
Name: Rev Eric charles.Mobile:+229 69457855
Thanks for your Prompt Response.Rev Eric charles
Beneficiary Scam What Now
As you can see from the poor construct of the beneficiary scam email, it’s phishing for your personal information to rip you off. Do not trust it. Above all, do not reply to it. Doing so lets the scammers know they have a legitimate email address flooding your inbox with more of this crap.
Best thing to do is to delete the email, forget about it and get on with your life.