This email with the subject "YOUR COMPENSATION FUNDS FROM UNITED NATIONS" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 28 Nov 2008 00:35:05 -0500 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon"<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
BANK OF AFRICA COMPENSATION UNIT, IN AFFILIATION WITH THE UNITED NATION. Attn: My good friend, How are you today? Hope all is well with you and your family?. You may not understand why this mail came to you, The U.N.O had been delibrating on some issues for some months now which ended 2 days ago. This email is to all the people that have been scammed in any part of the world, the UNITED NATIONS have agreed to compensate them with the sum of $850,000 USD. This includes every foreign contractors that may not have received their contract sum, and people that had an unfinished transaction or international business that failed due to Government problems etc. We found your name in our list and that is why we are contacting you, this had been agreed upon and had been signed. You are advised to contact Mr Jim Ovia of ZENITH BANK NIGERIA PLC, as he is our representative in Nigeria, contact him immediately for your Cheque/ International Bank Draft/ Atm card of USD $850,000. This funds will be either in Bank Draft or ATM card for security purpose ok? so he will send it to you and you can clear/withdrawl it in any bank of your choice. Therefore, you should send him your full Name and telephone number your correct mailing address where it will be sent to. Person to Contact: Mr Jim Ovia Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Phone:+234-805-961-9541 Office Line: +234-1-760-3303 Thanks and God bless you and your family. Hoping to hear from you today. Making the world a better place. Regards, Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon. http://www.un.org/sg/