This email with the subject "INTERNATIONAL DEBT SETTLEMENT DEPARTMENT" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 13 Jul 2010 12:22:02 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "MR CHARLES EGO"<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
From the desk of: Mr Charles Ego
Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) International Debt Settlement Department Dear Beneficiary, Your name and your details were given to this office in respect of your total inherited/contract sum owed to you which you have failed to claim because of either non-compliance to official processes or because of your unbelief in the reality of your genuine payment. We wish to bring to you the solution to this problem. Right now we have arranged your payment through our swift card payment centers sequel to the latest instruction from Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) who is worried over the bad image created by a few unscrupulous elements in our banks and governments who unnecessary delay and extort money from unsuspecting beneficiaries for selfish interests (A situation that has reduced trade and foreign investment in the region). To redeem the battered image, the ECOWAS formed this department to vet, monitor and pay all genuine beneficiaries. It has become exceedingly near impossible to make your payment through bank to bank wire transfer and all other means as you may have witnessed due to bureaucratic bottlenecks. Also various sovereign nations recently introduced stringent financial transfer laws that have resulted in very oppressive fees. Hence, we adopted to pay through ATM cash card. It is to your best interest that you are paid via ATM card which will be insured and dispatched to you and you will access and cash your fund from any ATM vending machine in your country. By so doing you have absolute control over your fund and will avoid interferences and stoppages experienced with wire transfer and other methods of payment. Consequently, if you like to receive your fund this way, let us know by contacting us and reconfirm the following information to avoid payment to the wrong persons. 1. Your full name . 2. Phone and fax number. 3. Address were you want us to send the ATM card ((P.O.Box address not acceptable). 4. Your age and current occupation. 5. Your copy of your identification e.g. drivers license or international passport. We have been mandated by the ECOWAS parliament to issue out $1.5million USD in your favour as part payment. To avoid any hitches in receiving your payment, you have to stop any further communication with any other person (s) or office(s).Because of impostors, we hereby issued you your identification code number i.e. ATM-208. So you have to indicate this code when contacting us by using it as your subject. As soon as I confirm the required information, I will let you know the modalities for immediate dispatch of your ATM card. You are advised to contact us via this email. (firstname.lastname@example.org ). Yours faithfully, MR CHARLES EGO