A Scam Email with the Subject "NOTIFICATION OF YOUR PAYMENT" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 06 Nov 2008 09:25:56 -0500 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was "Mr. Seth Green"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM THE DESK TOP OF SETH GREEN
DIRECTOR, FOREIGN OPERATIONS DEPARTMENT
8, CANADA SQUARE,
Our Ref: HSBC-0XX2/482/08
IRREVOCABLE AUTHORIZATION FOR PAYMENT VALUED US$5.5M
It is my modest obligation to write you this letter as regards the authorization of your owed payment through our most respected financial institution (HSBC PLC). I am Mr. Seth Green, The Director, Foreign Operations Department, HSBC BANK Plc, UK. The British Government in conjunction with US GOVERNMENT, WORLD BANK, UNITED NATIONS ORGANIZATION on foreign payment matters has empowered my bank after much consultation and consideration to handle all foreign payments and release them to their appropriate beneficiaries with the help of a representative from Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
As the newly appointed/accredited International Paying Bank, we have been instructed by the World Governing Body together with the Committee on International Debt Reconciliation Department to release your over due funds with immediate effect; with this exclusive Vide Transaction No.: WHA/EUR/202, Transfer Allocation No.: HSBC/X44/701LN/WGB/GB, Password: 339331, Pin Code: 78569, Certificate of Merit No: 104, Release Code No: 0876; Immediate HSBC BANK Telex Confirmation No: -222568; Secret Code: XXTN014.Having received these vital payment numbers, you are instantly qualified to receive and confirm your payment with us within the next 48hrs.
Be informed that we have verified your payment file as directed to us and your name is next on the list of our outstanding fund beneficiaries to receive their payment before the end of this Last term of the year 2008. Be advised that because of too many funds beneficiaries due for payment at this Last quarter of the year, you are entitled to receive the sum of Five Million five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars (US$5,500,000.00) only, as part payment so as to enable us pay other eligible beneficiaries. To facilitate with the process of this transaction, please kindly re-confirm the following information below:
1) Your full Name:
2) Your full Address:
3) Your Contact Telephone and Fax No:
3) Your Profession, Age and Marital Status and
4) Any valid form of your Identification:
As soon as we receive the above mentioned information, your payment will be processed and released to you without any further delay. Be also informed that you are not allowed to correspond with any other person(s) or office any longer so as to avoid conflict of information, you are required to provide the above information for your transfer to take place through Bank to Bank Remittance directly from HSBC.
Mr. Seth Green
(Director, International Remittance Dept. Hsbc London)