This isn’t from the Federal Reserve Bank. It’s from some scammer in Africa trying to steal your identity, your hard-earned money, and anything he/she can get a hold of. Random emails promising millions are ALL scams. Don’t fall for it. Don’t send your personal information. Don’t send these thieves money. Ever. ~BD
From: Manuel Davis – email@example.com
Reply to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Federal Reserve Bank of America
33 Liberty Street,
New York, NY 10045.
Our Ref: FRB-75BFNYUS2013
Attention Honorable Beneficiary (When is the last time anyone greeted you as Honorable?)
Payment Release Instruction From Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
Acting on our capacity as the international correspondent bank to the International Monetary Fund Organization, this is to officially notify you that we have received a confirmation advice from the International Monetary Funds External Auditors Committee, World Bank, United Nations Organization and the Federal Reserve Bank of America respectively via International Payment Voucher Number: IMF/FRBWDC/BOA-93WB82UN567-G requesting our bank to direct the FCMB BANK USA N.A, a subsidiary of the Federal Reserve Bank of America to disburse your due wining/inheritance and contract payment valued at Seven Million Three Hundred Thousand United States Dollars (US7.3M) in your favor via their branch in New York.
In consideration of the above, you have been issued with this Exclusive Reference Identification Number (IMF/FRB-NY/9USXX10751/09), Vide Transaction No.: WHA/EUR/202 and Transfer Allocation No.: FRB/X44/701LN/NYC/US, Password: 2236, Pin Code: 78569, Certificate of Merit No: 104, Release Code No: 0876; Immediate FCMB Telex Confirmation No: -222568; Secret Code: XXTN014. Having received these vital payment numbers, you are instantly qualified to receive and confirm your payment within the next 72hrs. as necessary clearance has been granted from the International Monetary Funds External Auditors to release the funds to you with immediate effect.
In view of this directive received from the International Monetary Funds (IMF), we have on our own part verified your payment file as directed to us, and your name is next on the list of outstanding fund beneficiaries to receive their payment at this final quarter of year 2011. (Now wait. This is 2013. I’m on the list to receive payment at THIS FINAL QUARTER OF 2011? Update your scam, you idiots.) With that being done, you are required to urgently contact the FCMB USA N.A. in New York through their International Funds Release Supervisor:
Contact Person: Mr. Jonathan Beard.
(Head, Funds Release Supervisor)
And reconfirm your international payment voucher number and your reference identification number respectively before the office with a view to the final remittance approval and subsequent crediting of your bank account to the tune of funds as stated herein.
We wish to inform you of the need for you to also re-confirm the following information before the FCMB BANK USA N.A. in New York to enable the officer in-charge to proceed with the preliminary arrangements that will enhance the immediate release of your funds. Owing to security reasons, be clearly informed that the bank will not respond to any phone calls/general inquiries placed to our bank (Of course they don’t want me to call the bank about this. Why? Because the bank is going to tell me it’s a scam.) with regards to the remittance of your funds by beneficiaries as we are barred from doing so, you are therefore advised to communicate only with the accredited officer for further remittance advice.
1) Full Name:
2) Full Address;
3) Your contact telephone and fax number;
4) Your Age and Profession; (Irrelevant for banking, you morons.)
5) Copy of any valid form of your Identification; (Sure…so some dumb-ass in Nigeria can pretend to be me. Nope.)
6) Your Bank name; (My parents don’t even know this.)
7) Your Bank Address;
8) Account name and Number; (Bank account number? Sure, so you can help yourselves to my money? Nope again.)
9) ABA/Routing Number;
10) Swift or Sort Code/IBAN;
Thank you for your anticipated co-operation.
TREAT AS URGENT.
FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF NEW YORK