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Scammers are getting creative. How about compensation for being scammed…?

This morning I got the following e-mail telling me that I had won a whopping million pounds – well when I say won I really mean I had been deemed to deserve compensation for scam e-mails. Brilliant I thought (well I didn’t – I thought this was clever spam) but there are people that would actually fall for this.

I must say that the e-mail address webxxxx01@12freeukisp.co.uk doesn’t seem the most official and giving me options how I’d like my compensation (and the associated costs involved) doesn’t really lead me to think this is legit. However DR. FRANCESCO VANNI D’ ARCHIRAI might be real and he might be willing to make me a millionaire. What am I to do…?

Would you be fooled…?

CITI BANK LONDON PLC
332 OXFORD STREET,
LONDON W1C 1JF.
Tel: +447024043834.
Fax: +447024043834.

ATTENTION: SIR/MADAM,

ACKNOWLEDGMENT INFORMATION REQUIRED, You are welcome to Citi Bank London.
The payment Bank for BRITISH, USA, EUROPE & ASIA SCAM VICTIMS
COMPENSATION. We are pleased to be at your service. We are Regulated and
Stipulated by the Financial Service Authority (FSA), the financial
institutions that govern all financial activities in the United Kingdom .

After receiving confirmation from the BRITISH, USA, EUROPE & ASIA SCAM
VICTIMS COMPENSATION HEADQUARTERS that you are one of the SCAM VICTIMS, we
are presenting you with the following options with which you would prefer
to receive your COMPENSATION of £1,000,000.00 GBP(One Million Pounds
Sterling Only) in our possession. You are to make your preferred and
affordable choice from the options listed below for us to remit your funds
to you in your country.

Citibank London Options FIRST OPTION Dispatch Of An ATM CARD: You shall
receive an ATM CARD which your COMPENSATION FUND has already been
credited into. Once this Card is given to you, the funds can then be
withdrawn in any bank in your country. However a courier company which is
also an affiliate to the BRITISH, USA, EUROPE & ASIA SCAM VICTIMS
COMPENSATION, will deliver the ATM CARD TO YOU AT YOUR DOOR STEP.
Max Delivery Duration…………………. ……………24Hrs
Mailing/freight cost ………………………… ……….£30
Handling Fee……………………… ……………………£40
Insurance………………… ………………………… ….£50
Vat……………………… ………………………… ……..£80
Total:…………………… …………… £200 (Two hundred Pounds
Only).

SECOND OPTION BANK TO BANK TRANSFER: This is the Direct Bank Transfer that
will enable you receive your money in any account that you will provide
for this Bank to effect the transfer of your COMPENSATION FUNDS as it is
always done electronically and it will take 3 WORKING DAYS to reflect in
the account that you shall provide.
Bank Commission:………..£50
V.A.T:…………………… …..£80
Insurance:……………….. ..£100
Total:…………………… …………… £230 (Two hundred thirty
Pounds Only).

THIRD OPTION DIPLOMATIC AGENT: By Diplomatic Agent who will deliver the
consignment of your fund to your address within 7 working days.
Bank Commission:………..£100
V.A.T:…………………… …..£150
Insurance:……………….. ..£250
Total:…………………… …………… £500 (Five hundred Pounds
Only).

Please respond to this email by making a selection from the options above.
Citibank London, is committed to rendering qualitative services to you,
Also you are advice to send us a scanned copy of your driver’s license or
your international passport for proof of identity. So if you are ready to
make the payment for any of the OPTIONS above, you are expected to notify
this office with the specific option so that we can provide you with the
payment details. Your urgent reply will be most welcome.

We look forward to serving you better,
Best Regards,
Dr. Francesco Vanni d’Archirafi
Executive Officer, Citi Transaction Services.
Copyright © 2012. All rights reserved.
Thanks For Contacting CitiBank London.

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One Comment

  1. James Berry James Berry

    ha ha brilliant. those fees are ridiculous.

    someone phoned my mum up the other day and said that they could see that due to her recent usage they could see she had a virus on it which she responded was strange as she had lost the laptop a month ago! they did the same before to my dad who responded that he couldn’t have a fault with Microsoft windows as he used linux.

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