A Scam Email with the Subject "UNITED NATIONS PAYMENT" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 06 Apr 2009 15:16:00 -0400 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "MR. BAN KI-MOON,"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
870 UNITED NATIONS PLAZA 20-ANEW YORK NY 10017
WIRE TRANSFER/AUDIT UNIT
Our Ref: WB/NF/UN/XX028
APRIL 6RD 2009
We have actually been authorized by the Presidency of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and the governing board of Central Bank of Nigeria , the British Government with the help of the World Bank to investigate the unnecessary delay of your inheritance/contract and Lottery wining payment, Recommend and approve your claims for Payment if certified as genuine.
Your name among others were forwarded to my humble office for verification of your surname in accordance with the beneficiary record, during the course of Our investigation, we discovered with dismay that your payment has been Unnecessarily delayed by corrupt officials of the Banks, who are Trying to divert Your funds into their private and their foreign collaborators accounts. As I found out that you have almost met all the statutory requirements in Respect of your pending payment, a lot of people are interested in your payment and those people are merely doing paper works with you and that explains why you receive emails and phone calls from different people everyday.
To forestall this, security for your funds was organized in the form of your Personal Identification number (PIN) this will enable only you have direct Control over this fund. We have also agreed with the IMF that we will monitor this payment ourselves to avoid the hopeless situation created by the Officials of banks. We are happy to inform you that based on our verification your surname matched with the beneficiary's payment record, your outstanding payment of ten Million United States Dollars ($US10.M). We shall upon hearing from you, forward the contact details of the person you will contact in central bank of Nigeria(CBN) Foreign Remittance Department or to any other commercial bank both in Nigeria or London depending where your fund is to enable you make contact with him and also indicate your preferred mode of payment.
You are advised to furnish me with this below information:
(1) Your full name (2) Address (3) Cell phone /fax and mobile
(4) Occupation/position (6) Age and Marital Status
We expect your urgent response to this email to enable us monitor this payment effectively.
MRS. BETTY WRIGHT
SENIOR SPECIAL ASSISTANT
MR. BAN KI-MOON,
SECRETARY UNITED NATIONS, NEW YORK