An email that claims to come from the Michelle Obama is asking Americans to collect their supposed shares from a “scam victims’ compensation fund. The email began circulating late last night.
Each person responding to this email must send their bank routing numbers, telephone numbers and pay $260 to gain their “share” of twenty million dollars.
Patti Mathers, a resident of Glen Ellyn was sitting in Panera Bread on Roosevelt Road when she got and responded to the email.
“I guess I am gullible. I saw the email, I read it quickly and I got excited. I figured it was real because I read all the news and nobody has reported on this.” said Mathers
“I come and sit in places like this all the time to use the free WiFi. I am one of those Americans that has been really hurt by President Obama’s time in office. I lost my job directly due to actions made by the left-wing of government. I sit here and look for work online and then I get an email like this.”
Mathers claims the email got her hope back in the Obama administration, for a second anyway.
“I thought, wow, the First Lady is finally doing something to help women like me. Well, all Americans really. I should have known it was a hoax, especially with such a generous offer from someone with the last name Obama. Instead, I gave these people my bank account information and sent them some money. I should have known better.” Added Mathers.
THE EMAIL READS:
“I am Mrs. Michelle Obama and I am here to inform you that your SCAM VICTIMS COMPENSATION FUNDS from white house here in Washington DC is the sum of $20.000.000 twenty million us dollars.
“Bear in mind that i am the only one that has your funds in regard to my husband Mr Barack Obama and you will have to pay the sum of $260.00 before your funds will be delivered to you today so get back to me with your home address.”
Secure List Blog issued an alert about the current scam after someone reportedly received the above email.
A look at the sender’s email address shows that the message actually comes from “World Wide Web Owner” with a Russian “.ru” email , or a Chinese “yahoo.cn” email address.
While the email may not be disguised well, gullible Americans as Softpedia points out , are sending money or accepting payments.
Email scams can lead to significant financial losses or even charges of fraud and money laundering.
Scams such as this are not uncommon, especially during political times according to multiple sources on the internet with a quick Google search.
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