LYNCHBURG, Va. (WSET) - Lynchburg Police are warning citizens of am email phising scam that's going around.
Police say the emails claim to be from the Department of Treasury and says:
I am Steven T. Mnuchin, Secretary of the Treasury under the U.S. Department of the Treasury. You can get more details about me here;
At the recently concluded meeting with the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund(IMF), an agreement was reached between both parties for us to settle all outstanding payments accrued to individuals/corporations with respect to local and overseas contract payment, debt re-scheduling and outstanding compensation and Inheritance payment. Fortunately, you have been selected alongside a few other beneficiaries to receive your own payment of $3.5million (Three Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars only).
We have been notified that you are yet to receive your fund valued at $3.5million. This money will now be transferred to your nominated bank account,make sure you avoid dealings with anyone who claim to have your funds because your money right now is in possession of the FEDERAL RESERVE BANK and they will allow you go on their online banking to make transfer of your funds yourself.A user ID and password will be given to you to access your funds online for payment transfer.Stop all dealings with anyone who claim they have your funds,this is for your own good.
You are advised to kindly reply this email with the below details enclosed to help us process your payment;Reply me back on: email@example.com
(1) Full Names:
(2) Residential Address:
(3) Country of Residence:
(5) Phone/Cell Number:
Feel Free to contact me below on private email; firstname.lastname@example.org
Looking forward to hearing from you and God Bless America.Reply me on: email@example.com
Steven T. Mnuchin
Police say this email is fake and you should not respond to it.
They say it's a scam designed to steal money and that the emails may differ depending on who sends them.