Oooh, it’s my first scam spam citing the Trump Administration

This is a great piece of unclaimed-money spam. Normally I redact the email addresses – but these are far too juicy to censor, especially the “from” address. Merely because the spam links to a genuine web page, such as this bio for Secretary Mnuchin or a report about Saddam Hussein from the BBC, doesn’t make the email itself valid. In this case, it’s certainly not valid. (And please hold the snarky comments about government officials using non-government email accounts.)

When you receive messages like this, delete them. Never reply, even to ask to unsubscribe or to berate the scammer, because that indicates to the scammers that they’ve found a valid email address, and demonstrates you actually read spam messages. That makes you much more valuable, so you’ll receive even more scammy spams.

From: Steven Terner Mnuchin email hidden; JavaScript is required

Dear Beneficiary,

I am Steven Terner Mnuchin, Secretary of the Treasury under the U.S. Department of the Treasury. You can get more details about me here on the link below; 

At the recently concluded meeting with the World Bank and the United Nations, 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 payment. Fortunately, you have been selected alongside a few other beneficiaries to receive your own payment of $10.5million (Ten Million five hundred thousand United States Dollars only).

We have been notified that you are yet to receive your fund valued at $10.5million This money will now be transferred to your nominated bank account through our foreign bank unit in South East Asia Phnom Penh Cambodia.

You are advised to kindly reply this email with the below details enclosed to help us process your payment through our foreign payment bank in Cambodia.

(1) Full Names:

(2) Residential Address:

(3) Country of Residence:

(4) Age:

(5) Phone/Cell Number:

(6) Occupation:

Yours faithfully,

Steven Terner Mnuchin

Secretary of the Treasury

(U.S. Department of the Treasury)

Contact email; email hidden; JavaScript is required