A Scam Email with the Subject "Re: Your Payment with Transfer Allocation No.: HSBC/X44/701LN/WGB/GB" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 08 Mar 2009 18:14:24 -0400 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Mr. Maurice Phido"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM THE DESK OF MR. MAURICE PHIDO
DIRECTOR, FOREIGN OPERATIONS DEPARTMENT
HSBC BANK PLC
8, CANADA SQUARE,
Our Ref: HSBC-0XX2/482/09
Attention: Our Honorable Beneficiary,
IMMEDIATE PAYMENT NOTIFICATION VALUED AT US$5.5 MILLION
It is my modest obligation to write you this letter in regards to the authorization of your owed payment through our most respected financial institution (HSBC BANK PLC). I am Mr. Maurice Phido, the Director, Foreign Operations Department, HSBC
Bank Plc, UK. The British Government, in conjunction with the 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 Bodies, together with the Committee on International Debt and the Board of Foreign Winnings, Inheritance and Contract Review Panel, to release
your overdue funds with immediate effect; with this exclusive Vide Transaction No.: WHA/EUR/202 and Transfer Allocation No.: HSBC/X44/701LN/WGB/GB, Password: 339331, Pin Code: 78569, Certificate of Merit No: 104, Release Code No: 0876; Immediate HSBC Telex Confirmation No: -222568; Secret Code: XXTN014.Having received these vital payment numbers, you are instantly qualified to receive and confirm your payment with the United Nations immediately 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 first term of the year 2009. Be advised that because of too many funds beneficiaries due for payment at this first 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 beneficiaries. To facilitate the process of this transaction, please kindly re-confirm the following information below:
Your Full Name and Full Address:
Your Contact Telephone and Fax Number:
Your Bank Name:
Account Holder's Name:
Account Holder's Number:
Routing/ ABA Number:
And IBAN, Sort or Swift Code (if any):
Upon our receipt of the above mentioned information, your payment will be processed and released to you without delays. Be also informed that you are required to discontinue further communication with any other person(s) or office so as to avoid distortion of data; you are required to provide the above information for your transfer to take place through Bank to Bank Remittance directly from HSBC Bank. Your prompt response to the above directive is highly imperative
Mr. Maurice Phido
The Director, Foreign Operations Department
HSBC Bank Plc.