This email with the subject "WESTERN UNION NOTIFICATION" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 17 Dec 2008 15:23:20 -0500 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "solomon young"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Receipient, Please be informed that the funds are coming directly from the International Monetary Funds headquarters and we are only to pay beneficiaries once they meet their financial obligations. Also note that Western Union is not allowed to make all payment at once via western union money transfer for security reasons, upon receipt of your fees and your International Remittance File purchased, you are receiving a first pay-out of $10,000 which is made into halves which will enable you walk into any Western Union office of your choice and pick up your funds. Note that the remaining fund/payment will be made installed in the following order: 1. $10,000 made payable to you from the Western Union 2. $740,000 made payable to you via bank wire transfer from our designated paying bank. Upon receipt of the fee for the purchasing of your international remittance file, you are receiving your first pay-out of $10,000. Below are details of your money transfer of $10,000 made on your behalf but it has no receiver's name yet until you remit the $100.00 to us before we can purchase the inheritance file with your name and put your name as the receiver. Below is the information you will use to send us the fee $100.00 Via western union. Receives Name: Mr NWALIEJI MARCEL Address: cotonou. Country: Benin Republic. Text Question: Who. Answer:God. Amount: $100. Senders name and Country.... Then after you send the money you can send the payment information to our email below. Mr. Daniel Taylor E-Mail:(email@example.com) As soon as we receive the payment of the $100.00 from you. We will put your name as the receiver and you will go to any western union and pick up the money. PAYMENT DETAILS MADE FOR YOUR CONFIRMATION!!! Amount: $5,000 USD MTCN:511 528 9895 Amount:$5,000 USD MTCN:3662258769 Sender`s first name:Daniel Sender's last name:Taylor You can log onto our website www.westernunion.com and track your transfer and see that your money is there but needed the above stated fee to redirect the transfer to you for your easy pick up.Note that within 72hrs if you do not remit the required $100.00 which has already been made ($10,000)It will be withdrawn back and remember that the money details given to you does not bear your name as the receiver until you make the payment of the $100.00 Get back to us with our E-Mail:(firstname.lastname@example.org) with the payment information once the payment is been done and you can contact me on my direct line if you have any question OK. Call for confirmation of receipt of this message on :+22998619331 Have a good day. Regards, Mike Benson(ESQ) Western Union Payments