This email with the subject "Fwd: Western Union Payments centre" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 26 Nov 2008 20:56:03 -0800 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was firstname.lastname@example.org (Missy), although it may have been spoofed.
There is an issue with the WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER in the amount of $850,000.00 USD (Eight hundered and fifty Thousand United State Dollars)directed in cash credited to file KTU/9023118308/03, at the owner of this email address.The International Monetary Fund contacted us for your compensation and ATM CARD 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, and you have to pay for the transfer charge of $355,so we require some more information in order to complete this transfer.
FULL CONTACT ADDRESS:
MOBILE PHONE NUMBER:
A COPY OF YOUR PICTURE.
In order to resolve this problem,please email via Western Union Solicitors Fund Verification Department alone
Contact: Dr John Booma
Tel: +229 9876 5532
As soon as this information is received,and you have complied with the requirements of procurement of International Remittance file,payment will be made to your nominated bank account or at the country directly from The Western Union Transfering Bank.soon as you meet up with the demands of the transfer charge of $355. When emailing,please use reference number 450-153 for our mutual convenience. THE MANAGEMENT OF WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER,OFFICE
MR HILARY BERRY