A Scam Email with the Subject "Re:Your Overdue/Approved payment" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 31 Jul 2010 07:10:28 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was "IMF world regulatory office"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
IMF world regulatory office
International funds regulatory authority
Inter-continental debt reconciliation dept.
From the desk of: Honorable David Ola Welsh
Director; IMF world regulatory office.
Re: Provision of affidavit of claim certificate for legal cover/ protection of $15.5m in your favour.
After the meeting today, we have reduced the payment for the clearance certificate to $75 so that you can meet up with the payment. We are set up to fight against scam and fraudulent activities worldwide. This Group is responsible for investigating the legitimacy of unpaid contract, inheritance and lotto winning claims by companies and individuals and directs the paying authorities (banks) worldwide to make immediate payment of verified claims to the beneficiaries without further delay.
You are being legally contacted regarding the release of your long awaited fund. After a detailed review of your file, the World Bank Group and IMF has mandated that your fund should be release immediately. The sum of US$15,500,000.00 (Fifteen Million, five hundred thousand United States Dollars) has been approved in your favor via my desk. I therefore wish to inform you that your payment is being processed and will be released to you as soon as you respond to this letter. Please you are given only 24hours to do this payment so that we can release your $15.5m USD in our care. So we advise you to pay the $75 through the western union money transfer or money gram with the below information and send the payment details to me.
Please your name has been short listed for payment. Please kindly see what you can do to make this payment today. We assured you that this is the only and last payment and please note that this 2010 we are ready and willing to pay out your fund once we receive the payment of $75 only.
My good friend you have suffered enough. I want you to know you have come to the end of the road and your fund must be released to you as soon as you make the payment today.
Visit www.westernunion.com on how to send it.
Name: Mr. Nosa Efosa
Text question: good
Text answer: best
Address: Lagos state /Nigeria
Please go and send it immediately and send to me the payment details immediately, also endeavor to re-confirm to us the following:
(1) Your Full Name:
(2) Phone, Fax and Mobile Number:
(3) Home Address:
(4) Profession, Age and Marital status:
Note that the above fund has been cleared from terrorist or fraud related activities.
Be informed that so many unauthorized individuals do parade themselves as our officials and impose bogus bills on our beneficiaries with their syndicates home and abroad. Take precautionary measure henceforth, you have been notified, and once we find out that you are one of the people that involve themselves with these unauthorized individuals, tarnishing the image of this great country we will immediately report you to the authorities (F.B.I) because we are trying our best to restore the image of this great country.
We wait for your urgent response immediately today, thanks for Your Cooperation.
David Ola Welsh