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Scam Email #2394

A more individually tailored version of the famous 411 scam arrived in my inbox this morning. I thought I’d share:

Date: Fri, Oct 1, 2010 at 12:18 AM

* Attention

The Genealogical database of our deceased customer Mr. Bill Bumgardner has revealed you as his family relative. Kindly confirm this to enable us facilitate our bank’s auditing process thus changing his account name to yours as the beneficiary. His account balance worth 3.2 million GBP has to be audited and account name changed to its beneficiary name in accordance to the inheritance laws of the United Kingdom

Your immediate response will be appreciated.



Mr. Graham De Wet | Customer Service Department
Citi Private Banking Group| P.O Box 38889, London, UK
(Phone) +44-2070609334 Extension 1 | (Fax) +44 (0) 70929835899 | (E-mail)


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Wow! Long lost deceased relative! Huge sums of money! Large commercial banking concern! If only it were true. I could buy that pony I’ve always wanted…

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