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Rt Hon George Osborne MP
Chancellor of the Exchequer
HM Treasury
Horse Guards Road
LONDON SW1A 2HQ.
EMAIL: [email protected]

Attention: Beneficiary,

My name is Rt Hon George Osborne .I am the new Chancellor of the Exchequer(HM Treasury) in the United Kingdom. I am writing you with regards to your stalled funds transfer you have been expecting all these years.I was specially instructed by the Office of the new Prime Minister( David Cameron) to embark on a personal review of all long pending and stalled InternationalTransfer Files of all Banks Operating in the United Kingdom, including those at our Offshore Foreign Correspondent Banks in the last government, with a view of redeeming genuine cases of Transfers, and consigning others as bad debt.

The office of the new Prime Minister has mandated me to ensure that all genuine claim and transfers are paid.The Government of the U.K took this major step in addressing these problems of all stalled transfers as a result of the global financial crisis that has affected banks by establishing the HM Treasury Debt office to take over payment responsibility on behalf of all banks operating in the UK.

The creation of the HM Debt office consolidates debt management functions by the new Prime Minister as a result of the global financial melt-down for ensuring proper coordination of all payments emanating for the U.K. The HM Debt office centralizes and coordinates the country's debt recording and management activities, including debt service forecasts; transfers payments; and advising on debt negotiations as well as new borrowings. It also provides for the establishment of a supervisory board that has oversight functions on all banks operating in the UK as well as endorsement of strategic thrusts and policies for the organization, consistent with the broad policy objectives of government.

Your transfer file came to my attention just this morning, and I was compelled to take special interest in your transfer because of its peculiar history of procedural inconsistencies and unauthorized payment approval documents that are contained in your file.Consequently, I have this morning ordered the heads of all the relevant Government Departments genuinely involved in the foreign transfer protocol and the Bank to suspend all further action on your transfer pending conclusion of my personal investigation into the actual reasons why your transfer has failed to date. Official memos have been issued to the relevant departments.

However, preliminary evidence shows clearly that some fraudulent persons have taken advantage your stalled transfer and have been extorting monies from you through concocted excuses and lies, only for them to divert the monies collected from you to their private pockets and return back to demand more monies from you endlessly. Please you should not allow yourself to be deceived and extorted anymore.

As Chancellor of the Exchequer (HM Treasury) in the United Kingdom, I want to assure you that your transfer will now be processed through the simple, transparent and authoritative means where you will not be required to pay any unauthorized fees.Please discontinue any form of contact with all those you have been dealing with before now, no matter the nature of your relationship with any of these crooks, including your local attorney.My intention is to quickly reactivate and sort out your transfer without any distraction.

Reply immediately to acknowledge this advice, and I will instruct you further.

Please all correspondences should be sent to this email: [email protected]

Regards,
Rt Hon George Osborne MP
Chancellor of the Exchequer
HM Treasury.

***** This email and any attachment may contain confidential information. If you are not the intended recipient because it was sent to you in error,you are not authorized to reply,copy or disclose all or any part of it without the prior written consent of Rt Hon George Osborne MP Chancellor of the Exchequer HM Treasury.
 

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21st Feb 2012 19:47

Phissh

If this is a real scam then all I can say to those who wrote it is

1.  Learn to spell

2.  Learn English grammar

3.  Get real.   The people you have aimed this at are a great deal more intelligent than you.   Aim it at those idiots in this world who fall for such garbage.

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By seitler
21st Feb 2012 21:20

I love

the e mail address that George Osboorne is apparently using here !

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I received it loads of times ...

but was too scared to open the attachment ... so thanks for the laugh! Obviously the sales manager in Nigeria was urging the scammer team to put in more local knowledge to boost authenticity this month.

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I get this one which is clearly targetted at accountants:
You're receiving this message as a Certified Public Accountant and a member of AICPA.
Having trouble reading this email? *Removed Link*
 Cancellation of CPA license due to tax return fraud accusations
Valued AICPA member,

We have been notified of your alleged involvement in income tax refund fraud  for one of your clients. According to AICPA Bylaw Paragraph 740 your Certified Public Accountant license can be terminated in case of the occurrence of filing of a misguided or fraudulent income tax return on the member's or a client's behalf.

Please be informed of the complaint below and respond to it within 7 days. The failure to do so within this period will result in suspension of your CPA license.
 

  
The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Email: *Removed Link*
Tel. 888.777.7077
Fax. 800.362.5066

 

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22nd Feb 2012 09:38

AICPA

ireallyshouldknowthisbut wrote:

You're receiving this message as a Certified Public Accountant and a member of AICPA.
Having trouble reading this email? *Removed Link*
 Cancellation of CPA license due to tax return fraud accusations
Valued AICPA member,

We have been notified of your alleged involvement in income tax refund fraud  for one of your clients. According to AICPA Bylaw Paragraph 740 your Certified Public Accountant license can be terminated in case of the occurrence of filing of a misguided or fraudulent income tax return on the member's or a client's behalf.

Please be informed of the complaint below and respond to it within 7 days. The failure to do so within this period will result in suspension of your CPA license.
 

  
The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Email: *Removed Link*
Tel. 888.777.7077
Fax. 800.362.5066

 

 

And are you even a member of the AICPA?  Who falls for these things?

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@CC - no, but I assume a spammer somewhere has picked up on that fact I am a bean counter.

This is a (slight) increase in sophistication.

Give 'em 20 years and they might be dangerous.

 

 

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By 3569787
03rd May 2016 17:34

Plishing on bankers again!

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22nd Feb 2012 10:00

Do they know

That the UK government doesn't write official documents in American? :-)

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28th Feb 2012 16:31

I've copied the following from the HM Treasury website which relates to the opening posting.

 

Scam correspondence

'Phishing' or 'scam' correspondence (commonly referred to as spam) to individuals and organisations is on the increase. The Treasury, in its turn, also receives an increasing amount of correspondence, and many email messages from members of the public concerned at suspicious emails they have received.

Until recently we have responded to enquiries on the legality of documents received pertaining to be from senior officials in the 'Treasury' or 'Finance Department', confirming that they did not originate from HM Treasury and advising recipients not to respond with personal details or by sending monies, if they are at all unsure of the source.

However, there have been a number of instances when our responses have then been used to enhance these scams by using the HM Treasury contact details they have acquired from our email responses.

As a consequence we will no longer be replying to 'scam' related queries but would strongly advise that anyone receiving such correspondence should not provide personal or financial details or send money in advance of any promised payments unless they are absolutely certain of the origins of the notification.

Further information and help

Action Fraud is the UK’s national fraud reporting centre. If you’ve been scammed, ripped off or conned, there is something you can do about it, get in touch with Action Fraud.

If you have received a scam email but not responded to it, you can forward the email to Action Fraud: [email protected]If you have received a scam email and responded to it, you should report it to Action Fraud (opens in new browser window)

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