This email with the subject "WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 06 Jan 2008 17:33:58 -0800 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "Mr Mark James"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Western Union® Dear Sir/Madam, There is an issue with the WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER UNITED KINGDOM in the amount of $500.000.00 USD directed in cash credited to file KTU/9023118308/03, at the owner of this email address. The INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND contacted us for your compensation a couple of hours ago due to your allocated security code. They said that they choose to send it to an email address instead of a name. We are unable to complete a transfer directed at an email address, so we require some more information in order to complete this transfer. FULL NAME: FULL CONTACT ADDRESS: MOBILE PHONE NUMBER: OCCUPATION: MARITAL STATUS AND AGE: In order to resolve this problem,please email via Western Union Solicitors Fund Verification Department:(email@example.com) As soon as this information is received,and you have complied with the requirements of payment of the western union charges $300, payment will be made to your nominated bank account or at the counter directly from The Western Union Transfering Bank. Note: That this is not one of those Nigerian/African scams that all they are after is to ripe you off your money and at the end you wil not receive your funds, but note that this is no scam and is directly from the Management of Western Union Money Transfer United Kingdom Head Office and our Motto is To Serve You Better. Contact us on our website on www.westernunion.co.uk also note that you would be responsible for any payment that is needed for the transfer of your funds into your nominated bank account or at the counter directly from the Western Union Transferring Bank. THE MANAGEMENT OF WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER, UNITED KINGDOM HEAD OFFICE. DISPATCHED THIS DAY Sincerely, Mr MARK JAMES . www.westernunion.co.uk Western Union Payments Western Union® Welcome to Western Union Send Money Worldwide Registered © 2006 - 2007 Western Union Money Transfer All Right Reserved