This email with the subject "WELCOME TO THE INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND OFFICE" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 07 Sep 2015 15:42:13 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was IMF <IMF@galaxy.ocn.ne.jp>, although it may have been spoofed.
Anti-Terrorist And Monetary Crimes Division FBI Headquarters, Washington, D.C. Federal Bureau Of Investigation J.Edgar Hoover Building 935 Pennsylvania Avenue, Nw Washington, D.C. 20535-0001 www.fbi.gov Attention, We sincerely apologized for sending you this sensitive information via e-mail instead of a certified mail, post-mail, phone or face -to- face conversation,it is due to the urgency. This e-mail has been issued to you in order to officially inform you that we Have completed an investigation on an International Payment in which was Issued to you by an International Lottery Company. With the help of our Newly developed technology (International Monitoring Network System) we Discovered that your e-mail address was automatically selected by an Online Balloting System, this has legally won you the sum of $24.8million USD from a Lottery Company outside the United States of America during our Investigation we discovered that your e-mail won the money from an Online Balloting System and we have authorized this winning to be paid to you via INTERNATIONAL CERTIFIED consignment box. Normally, it will take up to 3 to 5 business days for an INTERNATIONAL CERTIFIED CONSIGNMENT BOX by your AREA We have successfully notified this company on Your behalf that funds are to be drawn from a registered BOX within the World winded, so as to enable you cash the BOX instantly without any Delay, henceforth the stated amount of $24.8million USD has been deposited With International Monetary Fund(IMF). We have completed this investigation and you are hereby approved to receive The winning prize as we have verified the entire transaction to be Safe and 100% risk free, due to the fact that the funds have been deposited with IMF You will be required to settle the following bills directly to the Lottery Agent in-charge of this transaction that is located in COTONOU-BENIN AND LAGOS NIGERIAN According to our discoveries, you were required to pay for the Following, (1) Deposit Fee's (IMF INTERNATIONAL RELEASE ODER CERTIFICATE) (2) Shipping Fee's (This is the charge for shipping the CONSIGNMENT to your home address) The total amount for everything is $380.00 we have tried our possible best to Indicate that this $380.00 should be deducted from your winning prize but we Found out that the funds have already been deposited to the IMF and cannot be Accessed by anyone apart from you the winner, therefore you will be required To pay the required fee's to the Agent in-charge of this transaction. In order to proceed with this transaction, you will be required to contact The agent in-charge (MR JOHN TERRY ) via e-mail Kindly look below to find Appropriate contact information: CONTACT AGENT NAME: MR JOHN TERRY E-MAIL :(email@example.com) Direct Phone : +229-9463-0776 You will be required to e-mail him with the following information: FULL NAME: ADDRESS: CITY: STATE: POSTAL DIRECT CONTACT: OCCUPATION: You will also be required to request Western Union or Money Gram details on How to send the required $380.00 in order to immediately ship your BOX of $24.8million USD via INTERNATIONAL CERTIFIED CONSIGNMENT BOX from IMF, also Include the following transaction code in order for him to immediately Identify this transaction: EA2948-910. This letter will serve as proof that then Federal Bureau Of Investigation is Authorizing you to pay the required $380.00 ONLY .Information in which he shall send to you, and again all the African bank have told us about ATM card, if you have any ATM card and you did not active if and some people are taking money from you please contact our agent, MR john terry now he will tell you have to get every thing do and bank will do it for you normal, so stop any thing you are doing now for your own good because we did not need any one to full us in this Americana, THANKS FOR YOUR CO-OPERATION. Yours in Service, Mr.Chuck Rosenberg â Chief of Staff/Senior Counselor