Phishing, right? They went so far as to request a copy of your driver’s license, your home address, your mobile number and your blood type. Well, not that last one.
What is a little disturbing to me is not only is this someone trying to swipe your identity, but this entity is betting that you will go ahead and provide all your information for a claim you haven’t made. I mean, if someone is writing to you to “advise you of the status of your funds payment case”, is there ANY chance a person such as yourself is going to think it’s real? Or if it’s not real that there’s a chance you can make money anyway?
From: U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, March 06, 2017 10:47 AM
Subject: COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN PAYMENT RESOLUTION PANEL ON WITHHELD PAYMENTS
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE TREASURY
1500 PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE, NW
WASHINGTON, D.C. 20220
I am Steven Mnuchin the Secretary of the U.S Department of the Treasury. The
executive agency responsible for promoting economic prosperity and ensuring
the financial security of the United States.
COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN PAYMENT RESOLUTION PANEL ON WITHHELD PAYMENTS
You are being contacted today because you have not received your awarded
funds and we want to advise you on the status of your funds payment case.
Recently there was a court decision that favored you in getting your funds
back from international banks withholding your funds. Although you are
hearing from us for the first time, we have been working very hard for
beneficiaries and making progress on our research on why international banks
had failed to completely credit funds to international beneficiaries
We have also taken time to review unsuccessful transactions with most
international inheritance/contract insurance companies and other foreign
banks especially in Africa, Asia and the United Kingdom. We wish to let you
know that we have communicated with most of these foreign banking
institutions withholding most international payments to individuals and
companies so as to find out why these funds were withheld, the source of the
funds and a final solution to this problem.
Conclusively, we discovered that most withheld and unpaid funds originating
from lottery organizations, international trading, company’s awarded
contract funds and deceased persons where not properly filed for
international funds payment to its intended beneficiary.
As such, transfer suspension was placed on these funds because majority of
these international funds remittance/transfer were not properly recorded by
the paying institution for future file reference/assessment by the
International Monetary Fund and the Financial Services Authority.
Presently, your ongoing transaction in which you will gain full assistance
from us to monitor your case and make sure you receive your awarded funds on
compliance will be on full effect in your favor as long as you have complied
with the Order of Court Dialogue in which we are presently trying to obtain
favor on your funds payment case.
In joint alliance with the Financial Services Authority to resolve this
issue, we wish to let you know that we have been approved to assist you in
receiving your awarded funds but only the total sum of Nineteen Million,
Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars ($19,500,000.00 USD). We have
gone through the security manifest booklet of all international outstanding
transactions and our extensive investigation confirmed that you are the
beneficiary of this fund through the assistance of the International
Criminal Police Organization (ICPO) to investigate and release suspended
withheld funds to its beneficiaries account abroad, we were able to gain an
Approval Authorization Letter from the International Monetary Fund (IMF)
which stated that your funds will be paid to you on proper confirmation of
We wish to inform you once again that there is an existing arrangement with
United Nations Federal Credit Union (UNFCU) in New York to process and pay
you the outstanding debt of $19,500,000.00 USD as soon as you provide the
complete requirements needed for them to process your fund payment case.
This was resolved in a meeting held between the International Financial
Auditors in Europe and our American representatives.
Name: Ramin Toloui
Assistant Secretary for International Finance
Contact him with below details.
– A scanned copy of your ID or driver’s license:
– Your direct mobile telephone number:
– Your present home address for documents delivery:
Your nominated Bank Account information shall be requested for transfer of
your funds after confirmation of your funds claims file by the processing
By the virtue of the provision of the law which confer on us powers to
advocate, adjudicate, suspend and authorize an immediate transfer of funds
internationally, we hereby state emphatically and without prejudice that
should there be any information that may succeed your application for
unclaimed awarded funds release that are currently deposited in most foreign
banks in Europe, Asia and in Africa, please do not hesitate to provide the
information so that we can help you in receiving your funds.
Also note that failure to properly apply for the funds payment will nullify
your chances of receiving your unclaimed funds and funds will be diverted
into the government treasury.
Acting Secretary, U.S. Department of the Treasury.