This email with the subject "My Dear What Is Happening?" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 29 Jul 2016 15:20:11 -0400 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "MR EDWARD CLEFF"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND (IMF)
DEPT: WORLD DEBT RECONCILIATION AGENCIES.
ADVISE: YOUR OUTSTANDING PAYMENT NOTIFICATION
A power of attorney was forwarded to our office this morning by two gentle men, one of them is an American national and he is MR DAVID DEANE by name while the other person is MR... JACK MORGAN by name a CANADIAN national.
This gentleman claimed to be your representative, and this power of attorney stated that you are dead; they brought an account to replace your information in other to claim your fund of (US$9.7M) which is now lying DORMANT and UNCLAIMED, below is the new account they have submitted:
ACCOUNT NO. 2984-0008-66
Be further informed that this power of attorney also stated that you suffered and died of throat cancer. You are therefore given 24hrs to confirm the truth in this information, if you are still alive, you are to contact us back immediately, because we work 24 hrs just to ensure that we monitor all the activities going on in regards to the transfer of beneficiary? inheritance and contract payment.
You are to respond immediately for clarifications on this matter as we shall be available 24 hrs to attend to you and give you the necessary guidelines on how to ensure that your payment is wired to you immediately.
Please resend your Full Name Residential Address, Telephone Number, Mobile Number if any, Age and Marital Status. Core Job or Occupation, A valid form of identification Just also be informed that any further delay from your side could be dangerous, as we would not be held responsible of wrong payment.
MR EDWARD CLEEFF/ MS MARY WILLIAMS
DIRECTOR OF PAYMENT/ SPECIAL DUTIES
WORLD BANK AUDITORS