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From: PAMELA O’CONNELL <[email protected]>The World Bank Group
Reply: [email protected]
Date: Fri, 20 May 2022 15:57:18 +0100
Subject: URGENT NOTIFICATION ON YOUR OVERDUE PAYMENT
Directorate of Foreign Affairs
Debt Reconciliation/Audit Unit
1818 H Street, NW Washington, DC 20433 USA
Our Ref: WB/NF/UN/XX022
Attn: Unpaid Beneficiary,
RE: IRREVOCABLE PAYMENT APPROVAL FROM WORLD BANK GROUP
We received a notification from the management of the Philippine
National Bank (PNB) in Asia, informing us that you are yet to receive
your overdue outstanding Contractual/Inheritance funds payment valued
Twenty Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars which has
already been deposited by the World Bank Group under the custody of
the Philippine National Bank (PNB). We were made to understand that
the management of the Philippine National Bank has tried contacting
you severally regarding your deposited funds but there has been no
response from you up till this moment.
This e-mail stands as our final notification to you regarding your
overdue outstanding fund which has already been re-approved for
payment immediately after the inauguration of Joe Biden as the 46th
President of the United States which took place on January 20, 2021.
Be informed that your Outstanding Contractual/Inheritance Funds was
moved out from the African Regions, directly to the World Bank
Reserved Account with the Philippine National Bank (PNB) in Asia due
to the high level of scams, impersonation, corrupt banking and
political system going in Africa most especially in Benin, Ghana and
Nigeria. The President of the World Bank Group in person of “David R.
Malpass” held a meet with United Nations UN, African Union (AU),
European Union (EU) together with the Federal Government of Nigeria
and it was agreed that your overdue outstanding
Contractual/Inheritance should be paid to you through the World Bank
Reserved Account with the Philippine National Bank without further
The management & board of trustees of the Philippines National Bank
would like you to re-confirm to the bank your valid contact
information for immediate processing of your outstanding funds.
Therefore you are advice to forward the required personal information
to the bank via email as stated/requested; (1) YOUR FULL NAME: (2)
FULL ADDRESS: (3) DOB: (4) DIRECT CELL/MOBILE: (5) PRIVATE EMAIL: (6)
OCCUPATION: together with your Payment Transaction Code No which is
(0021987) for the immediate processing and transfer of your
outstanding Funds without further delays as soon as you have fulfilled
your payment obligations.
At this point you are thereby instructed to contact the Financial
Center of the Philippine National Bank (PNB), with your information
and the Code No as stated above in order to enable immediate claim and
transfer of your overdue outstanding Funds directly into your bank
account via Swift Bank to Bank Wire Transfer without further delay.
PNB Financial Center contact info listed below;
Contact Name: Aidell Amor R. Gregorio
Position: Chief Financial Officer/Executive Vice President
Direct Email Address: [email protected]
Direct Tel No: +639 06362 7433
Please be informed that the Wire Transfer Fee/Charges for the transfer
of your approved sum directly into your bank account has already been
paid by the World Bank Group. Therefore all you are required to do now
as the rightful beneficiary of the approved funds is for you to obtain
the PRESIDENTIAL PAYMENT APPROVAL ORDER CERTIFICATES (P.P.A.O) from
the Philippine Government through the assistance of the Philippines
National Bank Lawyer. The cost of obtaining the above mentioned
certificate is $355 only, and do not send above or below the mentioned
fee in order to avoid complication of your transaction. Bear in mind
that without this Approval Certificate from the Philippine Government,
the Philippine National Bank will not be able to transfer your overdue
outstanding funds out of the Philippines.
Take Note: This Approval Certificate stands in as an
instruction/authorization payment release order being issued by the
Philippine Government. Therefore If you are not willing or eligible to
obtain the above mentioned Approval Certificates from the Philippines
Government in order to enable the immediate completion of your
transaction and transfer of your funds, please do not contact the
paying bank to avoid time wasting. Due to a lot of Impersonators/
fraudsters, we hereby Issued you the Code Of Conduct of the
Philippines National Bank, Which Is (Code: PNB/QGZ10RCJA95DW) So You
Have To Indicate This Code When contacting the Chief Financial
Officer/Executive Vice President in person of Aidell Amor R.
Gregorio, by using it as your Subject.
NB; You are also advised to keep your transaction with the management
of the Philippine National Bank highly Private & Confidential, never
disclose your ongoing transaction to anyone or any 3rd parties until
this transaction has been completed and your total outstanding funds
valued USD$20,500,000.00 has been transferred to you successfully.
WBG Vice President for Finance
and World Bank Group Controller