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DO NOT RESPOND TO THIS EMAIL should you receive it. This is fraudulent and a scam to obtain money from you as well as your personal details which could be used for fraudulent purposes.
TCM Group International
Postal address: 3rd Floor
Kent, ME14 1DN.
My name is Frank Omen and I am the Executive Director of TCM Group International. I am writing you with regards to your stalled funds in Nigeria.TCM Group International is a member of the International Debt Collectors Association, a world-wide organization of debt collectors whose membership represents the best debt collection agencies in the world.
You can feel confident that you will be afforded the best assistance possible in getting your trapped funds in Nigeria transferred into your account, regardless of the status of your funds transfer.TCM Group International, a unique global alliance of local debt collection agencies and specialized law firms, is your one-stop global shop for prompt, professional and ethical international debt collection and recovery services.With representation in over 140 countries spanning every major economic region of the globe, we are in a unique position to deliver fast, effective solutions to the complex challenges of your debt recovery problem.It may interest you to know that, TCM Group International has been given approval by the International Debt Collectors Association in collaboration with the World Bank, the IMF and the federal government of Nigeria to take over your transfer matter.Thus, TCM Group International is the only authorized by statute and mandated to pay all External debt on behalf of the Federal Government of Nigeria.Please do not be deceived by any one to thinking your funds is in their custody no matter the story.
Your transfer is now beyond the competence of any agency of government, institution or any bank but it is now the prerogative of the TCM Group International .For your information, prolonged periods of weak public accountability arising from lack of sustained pressure for improved governance, as well as absence of formal institutional involvement in policy processes has made it impossible for you to receive your funds all these years. Nigeria’s external image was very poor, economic management was in chaos, and public debt was grossly mismanaged and not being met, and multiple penalties were being paid.
There was an urgent national need for a comprehensive reform to restore Nigeria’s external credibility,thus,TCM Group International was mandated to centrally coordinate the management of Nigeria’s debt, which was hitherto being done by a myriad of establishments in an uncoordinated fashion. This diffused debt management strategy led to inefficiencies.The diffusion in the management of public debt in Nigeria created fundamental problems, including the following: Operational inefficiency and poor coordination; Inadequate debt data recording system and poor information flow across agencies with consequent inaccurate and incomplete debt records; extreme difficulty in the verification of creditors’ claims due to conflicting figures from the various bodies handling the debt management function;complicated and inefficient debt service arrangements, which created protracted payment procedure and often led to penalties.
The consideration of these myriad problems led government to support the engagement of a relatively autonomous debt management outfit to handle all cases of trapped funds in Nigeria, Ghana, Benin and others.So, it was in this manner that, the World bank and the IMF have given instruction that all foreign debt payment in Nigeria should be handled by TCM Group International and hence we are writing you with regards to your protracted funds.To reach our potentials and obligations,the World bank and the IMF has given financial and operational autonomy to TCM Group International.Thus, TCM Group International is not subject to the caprices of politicians.TCM Group Internationalshall ensure that it data provision is up-to-date and responsive in the discharge our duties.Therefore, as one of the lucky beneficiaries whose payment has been approved for immediate payment to be effected, you are therefore, requested to forward to this office:
(1) Your full name and address (2) Your total fund payment/amount. (3) Your Contract Number, (if any) (4) Your designated Bank account details.
(5) Your Direct /Mobile Telephone Number. (5) Your current International Passport or Driver’s License for identificationI look forward to hearing from you.