A Scam Email with the Subject "GOOD NEWS FOR YOUR TRANSFER CODE NOTIFICATION" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 24 Jun 2010 23:23:13 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was "WESTERN UNION OFFICE BENIN" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Attn; Recipient, Please be informed that the funds are coming directly from the International Monetary Funds headquarters and we are only to pay beneficiaries once they meet their financial obligations.Also note that Western Union is not allowed to make all payment at once via western union money transfer due to the way the fund came to our headquarters and for security reasons, upon receipt of your fees and your International Remittance File purchased, you are receiving a first pay-out of $10,000 which is made into two halves which will enable you walk into any Western Union office of your choice and pick up your funds. Note that the remaining fund/payment will be made install mentally in the following order: 1. $10,000 made payable to you from the Western Union 2. $1.700,000.00 made payable to you via bank wire transfer from our designated paying bank. Upon receipt of the fee for the purchasing of your international remittance file, you are receiving your first pay-out of $10,000.00 According to the Section 636(1) of the LPN CAF of the 1999 constitution regarding a contract like you will have to make the payment of the $138.00usd so as to enable the purchasing of your inheritance file to prevent illegal transfer of your funds or any form of hindrance. Here are details of your money transfer of $10,000 made on your behalf but it has no receiver's name yet until you remit the $138.00 to us before we can purchase the inheritance file with your name and put your name as the receiver below is the information you will use to send us the fee $138.00 Via western union. RECEIVERS NAME________MMORBA OKECHUKWU COUNTRY___________________BENIN REPUBLIC CITY___________________COTONUO TEXT QUESTION____________HOW ARE YOU? ANSWER___________________FINE MTCN________________ Then after you send the money you can send the payment information to our email below. Director; Mr.Amed Bello E-Mail :(firstname.lastname@example.org) Direct line: +229-967-29-217 As soon as we receive the payment of the $138.00 from you then we pick it up we well put your name as the receive and you will go to western union and pick the money. PAYMENT DETAILS MADE FOR YOUR CONFIRMATION!!! Amount: $5,000 USD MTCN : 897-319-0041 Amount: $5,000 USD MTCN: 235-777-1841 Senderís First Name: Mmorba Sender's Last Name: Okechukwu You can log onto our website www.westernunion.com and track your transfer and see that your money is there but needed the above stated fee to redirect the transfer to you for your easy pick up. Note that within 72hrs if you do not remit the required $138.00 which has already been made ($10,000) it will be withdrawn back and remember that the money details given to you do not bear your name as the receiver until you make the payment of the $138.00 Get back to us with our E-Mail:(email@example.com) with the payment information one you made the payment and you can call on my direct line if you have any question OK. Call for confirmation of receipt of this message on: +229-967-29-217 Have a good day. Regards, Mr.Frank Stanly