This email with the subject "FUNDS RELEASE ORDER!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 17 Jul 2016 20:40:27 -0400 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "National Westminister Bank Plc"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
National Westminister Bank Plc
Foreign Remittance Dept.
65 Aldwych WC2B 4DS.
To Your Attention;
On behalf of the board and management of National Westminister Bank Plc . London UK, I Christine Lagarde, the Director Foreign Exchange wishes to inform you that your outstanding payment of us$18.6million placed on hold by BANK OF ENGLAND has been approved for Immediate collection after a long time investigations.
This payment was stopped because several applications have been forwarded with different account information’s with several affidavits of claim requesting for this transfer. I am sure you are not aware of this and the reason why this payment has not been released up, even after you have spent so much time and money.
Investigations carried out by my office shows that these applications are not the real owners of this payments and their intentions is to divert this payment to a wrong beneficiary. Are you aware of this? Your email address is boldly written on your file; hence i am using it to contact you.
Be informed that we have concluded all arrangements to transfer your fund to your bank account, It is important that i inform you that during the cause of our investigation, we discovered that you were among the beneficiaries of contract payments who went into wrong hands to get their payments and were eventually duped, deceived and they became frustrated, hence you are advice to discontinue any communication whatsoever you are having with anybody who is promising to help you in getting this payment. Because no other person can release this payment except me as I am directly in charge of every payment approved by the BANK OF ENGLAND such as this.
For your own security reasons, this special arrangement should be kept very confidential between you and this office only. You are kindly hereby requested to confirm the receipt of this mail and respond to this arrangement immediately. Upon my receipt of your response, I will furnish you with the details of the transfer.
I await your urgent response,
Director Foreign Exchange
NatWest Bank plc.