‘Final Notice’ email claims that, despite numerous requests, you have failed to pay an outstanding debt and the sender will therefore commence legal proceedings if you do not pay by a specified date.
Subject: FINAL NOTICE – OUTSTANDING ACCOUNT
Dear Client,We are writing concerning the amount of $2793.82 which was due to be paid on 01.05.2016 and, despite numerous requests for payment, remains outstanding. Details attached to this email. We demand that payment of the full amount be paid to us on or before 10.05.2016. If this account is not resolved by the specified date we reserve the right to commence legal proceedings to recover the debt without further notice to you, and you may be responsible for any associated legal fees or collection costs. If you wish to prevent this, please contact the undersigned as a matter of urgency and settle your account before the above date.
This rather threatening ‘Final Notice’ email claims that you have not settled an outstanding account despite numerous previous requests for payment. It warns that legal action will be taken to recover the debt if it is not paid in full by a specified date. You can supposedly access details about the outstanding account by opening an attached file.
Details, such as the amount of money supposedly owing, the name of the sending staff member, and the name of the attachment may also vary in different versions of these emails.
If you receive one of these emails, do not open any attachments or click any links that it contains.
Last updated: May 6, 2016
First published: May 6, 2016
By Brett M. Christensen