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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Citigroup Grant Aid


Fraud. You'll spend a lot of money getting nothing.

One out of five!

Citigroup (Switzerland)
16, Quai G?n?ral-Guisan
P.O. Box 3946
CH-1211 Geneva 3

Dear Beneficiary,

Citigroup Grant Aid

This is to notify you that you have been chosen By the Board of trustees, Citigroup International charity grant organization based in Switzerland as one of the final recipients of a Cash Grant/Donation for your own personal, education and business development.

Citigroup International a Multi-Million groups which is one of the top 10 richest company in the world was conceived with the objective of Human Growth, Educational and Community development.
In line with the 30th year anniversary program this year which was also used as a medium to expose Citigroup Africa to the world.

Citigroup International is giving out a yearly donation of Two Million United States Dollars through it's Africa unit as specific Donations/Grants to 100 lucky international recipients worldwide in different categories for their personal Business development and uplift of their environment.
These funds are freely given to you to be used for your business, educational and personal development, and at least 30% to be used by you to develop a part of your environment, as this is a yearly program, which is a measure of universal development strategy, and eradication of poverty.

With the random selection exercise of internet websites and millions of Super market cash invoices worldwide, you were selected among the lucky recipients to receive the award sum of US$2,000,000.00 (Two Million United States Dollars) as charity Grant/aid from Citigroup International.
(Note that your email was selected from either the internet, after absolute viewing of your profile or a Shop's cash invoice around your area in which you might have purchased something from).

You are required to expeditiously Contact the Grant Redemption Unit below for qualification documentation and also fill in the Claims Verification Form for your payment processing, between the hours of 8.00am - 7.30pm on Monday to Sunday.
In contact with this officer, you'll be given your donation pin number which you will use in collecting the funds. You are to contact back this email when you have collected your $2,000,000.00

Please endeavor to quote your Qualification numbers (CITI-773-3747,
E-900-56) in all discussions.

Executive Officer,
Grant Redemption Unit
Citigroup International
Mr. Stéphane Sandro

Furthermore, copied to this email is a Citigroup Grant documentation form, requesting your required particulars.
You are to immediately fill the form and return as soon as possible, to the Grant Redemption Unit Mr. Stéphane Sandro via email E-mail:


*** FULL NAMES:.................
*** ADDRESS:....................
*** SEX:........................
*** AGE:........................
*** MARITAL STATUS:.............
*** OCCUPATION:.................
*** E-MAIL ADDRESS:.............
*** TELEPHONE NUMBER:...........
*** CITY:.......................
*** STATE:......................
*** COUNTRY:....................
*** How do you feel as a beneficiary:.........

For Security Reasons you are advised to keep this Grant information confidential until you have claimed the grant funds, as there have been many cases of double and unqualified claim, due to beneficiaries informing third parties about his/her donation funds with valued information for claims.

Finally, all funds should be claimed by their respective beneficiaries, not later that 30 days after notification, as failure to do so will be to that particular beneficiary cancelled and its donation reserved for next years recipients.

On behalf of the Board kindly accept our warmest congratulations

Yours faithfully,
Mr. Guillaume Matteo
(Citigroup International Public Announcer)

Important Notes :-

1. Whatever you do, do not respond to any e-mail like this. If you have given bank details to any fraudster like this, then inform your bank immediately and also make sure that you close the account.

2. If the e-mail mentions a well known e-mail address such as from,, etc., then why not forward the offending e-mail to, etc. Hopefully, they'll remove the e-mail address, which will stop people being sucked in.



Anonymous deesma said...

Mr. Miller, I would like to extend my personal and heartfelt thanks to you for posting this extremely useful information. Always Be Suspicious. Things that seem too good to be true generally are.

Thursday, August 20, 2009 12:59:00 pm  

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