I am not Dead and this is a Scam

Every once in a while, I will look in the spam and junk folders of my email accounts. Today, I found the scam email below. I find it interesting because I have never seen this scam before. I am positive that the Federal Reserve would not send anybody email, at least, not from the following address: federalreservebank.@aroma.ocn.ne.jp. Additionally, any legal representative would have a more professional email address: evancottman@gmail.com, and hopefully would not send out an email with as many mistakes in it. The name Evan Cottman shows up in connection with at least two other scams on the first page of Google search results.

Under no circumstances reply to this email and give these scum bags any information. I have included the header of the email minus my email address.

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Date: Thu, 2 Aug 2018 06:04:37 +0900 (JST)
From: FEDERAL RESERVE BANK
Reply-To: EVAN COTTMAN
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Subject: YOUR URGENT ATTENTION IS REQUIRED
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Email

Subject YOUR URGENT ATTENTION IS REQUIRED
From FEDERAL RESERVE BANK
To Keegan
Sent Wednesday, August 01, 2018 17:04

YOUR URGENT ATTENTION IS REQUIRED
After our last meeting held today, i was mandated to contact you by the Financial Intelligent Unit (FIUs ) to confirm if your know Mrs. Dewi Jesica who claimed to be your colleague.
 
The said Mrs. Dewi Jesica confirmed to us today that you are dead and demands that we change the fund payment information which you gave to us as the rightful beneficiary to her’s. Your fund payment which is at the tune of $7.5 Million US Dollars is ready but we need your reconfirmation.
The bellow are the information’s that she forwarded to us to replace your payment information’s:
 
Bank of America
6901 Northwest Expressway
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73132
ABA: 026009593 (International)
ACCT. #:003042656833
ACCT: Name: FMS Investments Inc.
Signatory: Dewi Jesica
She is also willing to send the required $350 bank transfer charge.
 
It is surprising that this very development came up now that our Ministry want to offset all the outstanding payments to all our legal foreign beneficiaries around the world in which your payment file was affected. This mail is to confirm your present health conditions and if you authorized anyone to change your fund payment informations.
 
Your urgent respond is highly needed to confirm to us immediately you receive this email to enable us ascertain the truth and as well avoid wrong payment as regard Mrs. Dewi’s assertion that you are dead.
 
Contact Person Barrister EVAN COTTMAN
Email Address : evancottman@gmail.com
 
Jerome H. Powell
Chair of the Federal Reserve Bank of the United States

Links

  1. 419 scam: EVAN COTTMAN A pleasant day to you
  2. 419 scam: EVAN COTTMAN A pleasant day to you

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