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Federal Reserve Bank New York
33, Liberty Street, New York, NY 10038 USA.
Ref.: Final Payment Release Update.
Amount Valued: US$10, 500, 000.00.
Attention; Certified Beneficially,
I am obliged to update you of the meeting held today between the US Department of the Homeland Security, the Central Intelligence Agency, the International Monetary Fund and other concerned monetary agencies regarding to your fund valued $10.5m which was returned to the government treasury account due to your inability of fulfilling the required financial obligations for receiving the payment.
After going through your payment files, I have come to understand the inconvenience and financial commitments you have invested so far for the pursuit of this fund which was all to no avail.
However, considering your efforts towards achieving this aim, we have come to maintain equity, justice and fairness in our dealings with beneficiaries such as yours, hence we have insisted that your funds should be reversed from the government treasury and be released to you accordingly.
So on this note, we have immediately secured an approval for payment on your behalf and have processed your fund release to this effect.
Therefore all you were required now is to reconfirm your Residential address, telephone Number and your complete banking details where the funds would be transferred to you immediately, hence we would not be held responsible in any wrongful transfer thereafter.
Awaiting for your banking information as soon as possible to enable us expedite immediate action on your fund transfer now.
Thanks in anticipation of your co-operation,
Mr. James Howard ,
Director Remittance Department, US Federal Reserve Bank