Well, no, not exactly, but this new scheme to separate you from your money, titled “Recipient Directives On Foreign Payment,” purports to emanate from Geithner’s office at the highly-spurious email@example.com.
After reviewing your online email communication messages on your unsuccessful transactions with most European and other foreign banks in Africa, we wish to let you know that we have communicated with most of these foreign banks that withheld most international payments to individual accounts so as to find out why these funds were withheld and the source of the funds.
Conclusively, we discovered that most of these withheld and/or unpaid funds being remitted to individual accounts abroad originated from lottery organizations, international trading companies and deceased personals.
Wouldn’t it be comforting to know that Treasury is reviewing your email? No?
And amazingly, all those lottery organizations, international trading companies and deceased personals you hear from every day of your life really are legit; it’s just those damn foreign banks getting in the way.
By the virtue of the provision of the law which confer on us powers to advocate, adjudicate suspend and authorize an immediate transfer of your funds internationally, we hereby state emphatically and without prejudice that should there be any information that may succeed your application for fund release that are currently deposited in most European and other foreign banks, please do not hesitate to provide us the information so that we will know how to help you receive your funds.
Kindly provide your personal contact details by sending us the information below along with a scanned copy of your international passport or drivers license so that we will forward it for verification and payment.
Oh, and don’t dawdle:
Failure to properly apply for the funds release for transfer to you within 7 days, will nullify your chances of receiving this funds, and this funds will be confiscated and made to be forfeited under the Money Laundering and Other Financial Crime Prohibition Act of 2003.
Also note that due to my position as the U.S. Treasury Secretary of the US Department of the Treasury, I will not always be available to answer any of your calls because i am not always in my office due to the states political matters and my office numbers are usually engaged until i return after few days. If you have any issue to discuss regarding your funds, kindly email me and i will always get back to you as soon as possible.
Good old Tim, always there for us.
I need hardly point out that the proffered email links don’t come within a thousand miles of the, um, U. S. Treasury Secretary of the US Department of the Treasury, presumably an affiliate of the Department of Redundancy Department.