This email with the subject "DATE:10/12/2008" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 10 Dec 2008 11:18:24 -0500 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Send Money Worldwide Dear Sir/Madam, There is an issue with the WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER in the amount of $850,000.00 USD directed in cash credited to file UNP/9066336466/08, at the owner of this email address. The International Monetary Fund incollaboration with the Government of this country 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 complete this transfer. FULL NAME: FULL CONTACT ADDRESS: MOBILE PHONE NUMBER: OCCUPATION: MARITAL STATUS AND AGE: In order to resolve this problem,please email via Western Union Solicitors Fund Verification Department: Name:Mr. Mark Steven James Email:email@example.com TELEPHONE:+2348083688263 As soon as this information is received,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 irectly from The Western Union Transfering Bank. When emailing,please use reference number 72912 for our mutual convenience. THE MANAGEMENT OF WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER,OFFICE NIGERIA BRANCH. Sincerely, MR.Morris Edward Western Union Payments As we focus on making a difference in people's lives, people focus on Western Union and acknowledge the possibilities we offer to those we serve