A Scam Email with the Subject "DEAR: BENEFICIARY," was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 26 Jun 2010 08:42:13 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was "DRTHOMAS JIM." <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
DEAR: BENEFICIARY, THE BOANRD OF FEDERAL MINISTRY OF FINANCE BENIN ARE HERE TO NOTIFY YOU OF YOUR PAYMENT INHERITED. NOW WE HAVE ARRANGED YOUR INHERITED PAYMENT OF ($1,5 MILLION UNITED STATES DOLLARS THROUGH SWIFT CARD PAYMENT CENTER ASIA PACIFIC, THIS CARD CENTER WILL SEND YOU AN ATM CARD WHICH YOU WILL USE TO WITHDRAW YOUR MONEY IN ANY ATM MACHINE IN ANY PART OF THE WORLD, BUT THE MAXIMUM IS THREE THOUSAND, FIVE HUNDRED UNITED STATES DOLLARS PER DAY. SO IF YOU LIKE TO RECEIVE YOUR FUND IN THIS WAY,PLEASE LET ME KNOW BY CONTACTING CENTRAL BANK OF WEST AFRICAN STATES(BCEAO) ATM PAYMENT DEPARTMENT AND ALSO SEND THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION AS LISTED BELOW. 1.FULL NAME========== 2..ADDRESS WERE YOU WANT THEM TO SEND THE ATM CARD======== 3.PHONE AND FAX NUMBER=========== 4.YOUR AGE AND CURRENT OCCUPATION=========== 5.ATTACH COPY OF YOUR IDENTIFICATION========== HOWEVER, KINDLY CONTACT THE BELOW PERSON WHO IS IN POSSITION TO RELEASE YOUR ATM PAYMENT CARD. DR.ROBERT SMITH DIRECTOR, ATM PAYMENT DEPARTMENT CENTRAL BANK OF WEST AFRICAN PLC BENIN . EMAIL:.(email@example.com ) THE ATM CARD PAYMENT CENTER HAS BEEN MANDATED TO ISSUE OUT YOUR PAYMENT AND YOU HAVE TO STOP ANY FURTHER COMMINUCATION WITH ANY OTHER PERSON(S) OR OFFICE(s) TO AVOID ANY HITCHES IN RECEIVING YOUR PAYMENT CARD. NOTE THAT BECAUSE OF IMPOSTORS, WE HEREBY ISSUED YOU OUR CODE OF CONDUCT, WHICH IS (ATM-4422) SO YOU HAVE TO INDICATE THIS CODE WHEN CONTACTING THE CARD CENTER BY USING IT AS YOUR SUBJECT. REGARDS, THOMAS JIM.