This email with the subject "DEAR" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 29 Nov 2008 15:08:39 -0500 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "THE MANAGEMENT OF WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER, OFFICE NIGERIA BRANCH."<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Western Union® Welcome to Western Union Send Money Worldwide Dear Beneficiary, There is an issue with the WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER in the amount of $750,000.00 USD directed in cash credited to file WMT/9023118308/07, at the recipient of this email address being sent this massage. The International Monetary Fund Microsoft Internet Merit contacted us for your compensation a couple of hours ago due to your allocated security code. They said that they choose to send it to an email address instead of a name. We are unable to complete a transfer directed at an email address, so we require some more information in order to verify it with what we have on file and to make sure we are not paying the wrong beneficiary. FULL NAME: FULL CONTACT ADDRESS: MOBILE PHONE NUMBER: OCCUPATION: MARITAL STATUS: AGE: In order to resolve this problem, please email via Western Union Solicitors Fund Verification Department: immediately. As soon as this information is received by you, and you have complied with the requirements of payment of the western union charges, payment will be made to your nominated bank account or at the counter directly from The Western Union Transferring Bank. When emailing, please use reference number WU250-147 for our mutual convenience. THE MANAGEMENT OF WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER, OFFICE NIGERIA BRANCH. Sincerely, Rev Moses Williams. Western Union Payments Western Union® Welcome to Western Union Send Money Worldwide