REMITTANCE OF FUNDS SCAMThis involves an email sent to DFAS customers (military and military retirees) presumably from DFAS officials. The email contains the DFAS logo, mailing address in Indianapolis and an official-looking signature line. The message even appeared to be sent from a DFAS.mil email address (read more about this technique call spoofing).
Defense Finance and Accounting Services,
8899 East 56th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46249,
Our Ref: DFAS/UT28/357-6TY
RE: REMITTANCE OF UNCLAIMED FUNDS
After our recent extensive close door meeting between the boards of directors and the Federal Reserve Systems on your outstanding overseas payment, it was resolved and agreed upon, that Barr (Mrs.) Patricia Smith is to be your representative and will work extensively to ensure that your outstanding funds will be paid to you without any hitch and delay through the World Bank and IMF insurance body. The total sum of $750,000.00; Seven Hundred and Fifty Thousand US Dollars has been endorsed and approved for payment to you.
To safe-guard our beneficiaries from further extortion of unnecessary payments, we advice that you establish contacts with our attorney, a human rights lawyer who will render free legal services to all listed. In other words, she requires no consultation, legal or service fee to ensure that you are on the right track to receive your funds without being misled. She is very much conversant with the delivery/banking law and will guide you through.
As soon as you establish contacts with her, she will guide you how the paying bank will open a non-residential account in your name where you can personally access and effect transfer of funds to any bank of your choice or from which the paying bank can issue an ATM Card with which you can withdraw your funds gradually from any ATM Centre.
You can email our attorney:
Name: Barr. (Mrs.) Patricia Smith
Remember to reconfirm the following details of your to the Barrister so as to enable her verify your details:
Private Cell Phone No:
Home Cell No:
A Scan Copy of your Identification card.
Please do keep the attorney updated in the course of your communication with the bank; she will take up any legal issues if you are being requested of unnecessary charges.
Mr. Allen Bickford
Director of Information,
This electronic mail message and any attachments contain information intended for the exclusive use of the individual or entity to which it is addressed and may contain information that is proprietary, privileged, confidential and/or exempt from disclosure under applicable law. If you are not the intended recipient, you are (remainder of file illegible).
Updated May 11, 2012