Here’s a scam attempt noteworthy only for its inadvertent humor. Needless to say, any email like this is trying to defraud you. Don’t respond to such messages; simply delete them without asking why an allegedly South African email is coming from a Russian address. Or anything like that.

From: “FROM THE DESK OF MR. AKIN MUSA” email hidden; JavaScript is required
Subject: Are you dead or Alive?
Reply-To: email hidden; JavaScript is required

FROM THE DESK OF MR. AKIN MUSA
INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND AGENCY
INTERNATIONAL OPERATION DEPT
PRETORIA- SOUTH AFRICA.

RE-OUTSTANDING PAYMENT

This is to inform you of your long overdue Payment outstanding our Banking records. I saw your name in the Central Computer among list of unpaid inheritance claims individuals and have to update your information through this email contact for immediate confirmation. Your name appeared among the beneficiaries who will receive a part-payment of US$20.500, 000 million (Twenty million and five hundred thousand United State dollars) and it has been approved already for payment months ago. However we received an email from one Mr. Morris Thompson who told us that he is your next of kin and that you died in a car accident last four months back.

He has also submitted his account information to the office department for transfer of the fund to him as your inheritor. We are now verifying by contacting your email address as we have in our Bank records before we can make the transfer into his account and for us to conclude confirmation if you are dead or not. Please, confirm response immediately before our action release of the outstanding payment against your name listed out. Upon this, I request you send your full personal information as soon as possible to enable this department finalize the transfer of the fund release to your nominated foreign Bank Account. This department needs the following information from you urgently.

1. Full Names……………………
2. Telephone and Fax Number……….
3. Contact Address……………….
4. 
Age………………………….
5. 
Occupation……………………
6. 
Sex………………………….
7. 
Id Card

CONFIDENTIALITY NOTICE: This E-Mail is intended only for the use of the individual or entity to which it is addressed and may contain information that is privileged, confidential and exempt from disclosure under applicable law. Once again, I apologize to you on behalf of International Monetary fund Agency towards this contact and proper confirmation required urgently from you if alive. Make sure you reply to my alternative mail address (email hidden; JavaScript is required)

 Thanks,

Yours Sincerely

MR. Akin Musa
International Monetary Fund Agency
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