A Scam Email with the Subject "YOUR FUND PAYMENT IS READY - RESPOND WITH YOUR DETAILS FOR CONFIRMATION" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 14 Mar 2009 13:34:58 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was "FEDERAL RESERVE BANK, NEW YORK"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Attention; Beneficiary The fund and its interest accrued to it amounting to US$ 4.5 Million United States Dollars is ready to be released to you as the beneficiary of the Fund and its Interest Fund upon the confirmation of your personal details. This Fund and Interest Fund is on your name. This Fund has been long over-due payment and has been officially approved for payment by the G8 Government, United Nations and the United States Government. This is based on encouraging quick inflow of cash/liquidity into the world economy as a means of boosting the economy already ailing and bad. Based on this, we have been authorized by the various authorities and governments to urgently process and release these funds to the respective beneficiaries, all outstanding payments including With-held Lottery Funds, Unpaid Inheritance Funds, Unpaid Contract Funds and all other Funds that have not been paid till date that are enlisted in the unpaid funds files with us. Most of these Unpaid Funds were with-held due to improper and un-official payment documentations, lack of proper verification documents to ascertain the legality, source/origin and authenticity of these funds. As a means of boosting the ailing world economy, these funds have now been properly documented and verified officially and we have been asked by the various government authorities involved together with the United Nations authority to urgently contact the recipients of these funds and get them released to them without delay. This is the reason why you are being contacted to enable you contact us urgently without delay because these funds are due for payment to the respective beneficiaries as indicated. Most of the government officials and bank officers' are working against you receiving this payment as they argue that you do not possess or have enough convincing documents and details to claim and receive the payment. You are therefore required to cease or stop any further communication, contact or response to any office, person or group of persons with regards to the release of your payment to you. You are instructed in your best interest to "only" contact/respond to us for the immediate confirmation of your personal details, processing and release of this fund to you as the government authorities have approved. Contact us now as we have been authorized and mandated to confirm your details, process this payment and get the fund released to you as your name appear on the list of beneficiaries to receive their fund payment. The Government has therefore given us time limit within which to confirm your details and release the Fund and its Interest Amount to you. Failure to hear from you with your timely and urgently, your fund payment will automatically be cancelled. You are here-by required to urgently contact us with your details as follows; Your Full Name Your Contact address Your telephone numbers Your sex Your age Your occupation Let us know if you were expecting to receive any payment You are required to quickly respond urgently without delay. Faithfully yours, Edward F. Murphy Head, Corporate Department Federal Reserve Bank of New York 33 Liberty Street New York , NY 10045