Withheld Sum


This scam came from an Brazilian email address. Instead of Brazilian scams, we should consider legit Brazilian things, like products about Brazil on Amazon here. Well, let's examine this scam email for some amusement.

IMPORTANT From Nichole

[address redacted]

Greetings, This is Nichole Raner. We wish to inform you that we have received a directive from the Treasury Department to pay your withheld sum of US$3,000,000. The New U.S President has ordered all withheld and stopped fund/transfers be processed and released to their various owners/beneficiaries. We discovered an unpaid sum owed to you and some other individuals through Non-Contract Payment, Inheritance and Lottery Winning Prize Awards and have thus approved the sum US$3,000,000 for immediate payment through this bank to you.

It will interest you to know that this sum is approved to be transferred to you with immediate effect.

Reconfirm the below details for more information.

1. Full Names:
2. Residential Address:
3. Phone Number:
4. Any Means of Identification:
5. Occupation:

Reply to my private email: [emails redacted]

I await your reply.


Nichole Raner
AVP, Branch Manager - Central Region,
Citizens Bank

The format of taking real names and addresses, but then filling the body of the email with sloppy nonsense, using phrases and spelling no native English speaker from the USA would ever use, is not, and will never be, convincing. Scammers need to be a little smarter. However, if they were smarter, they wouldn't be scammers in the first place.

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