A Scam Email with the Subject "Your Accumulated Interest Payment" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 20 Nov 2009 21:42:31 -0800 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was "Dr. Andrew Ricks"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
THE DEPARTMENT OF THE UK TREASURY OFFICE OF FOREIGN ASSET CONTROL REGULATIONS. 1 Horse Guards Road London SW1A 2HQ, UK Tel: +44-7024079242 T/Fax: +44-7031932752 Dr.Andrew Ricks Director, Compliance Board Abraham R. charles General Counsel Please ask for: The Director, Compliance Board. Dear Sir/Madam, SUBJECT: PAYMENT OF ACCUMULATED INTEREST SUM, TRN LAIKI435537672828, AMOUNT USD1,198,901-02 (ONE MILLION, ONE HUNDRED AND NINETY EIGHT THOUSAND, NINE HUNDRED AND ONE UNITED STATES DOLLARS, AND TWO CENTS) ONLY. This is to inform you that we have just received a NOTIFICATION from a bank here (Laiki Bank (Guernsey) Limited, Channel Islands, UK) concerning a deposited funds of US$1,198,901.02 in their custody. Based on the letter of notifcation from the bank, they said that sometime ago, a fund was sent to their bank from Africa to be transferred to your account as the beneficiary, but due to inability of the Bank to settle all clearance problems with the UK Treasury Department concerning the source of the fund, the fund was repatriated and payment cancelled. The bank informed us that during the time this fund stayed in their custody waiting for clearance, it had an accumulated interest sum of US$1,198,901.02 and from further information, we have discovered that you are the beneficiary of the fund; hence we send you this letter. We are ready to release this interest sum either by KTT (KEY TESTED TELEX TRANSFER) or by ATM CREDIT CARD SYSTEM (recommended) to you within 72hrs of this payment notice and endorsement as soon as we hear from you; hence we are sending you this payment notification to enable you come forward to claim the interest sum. Note that we recommend to release this interest sum to you by ATM CREDIT CARD SYSTEM because CARD PAYMENT SYSTEM is fast and easy and the bank will only have to process your card and load your funds directly in the card and despatch it to you within 72hrs of this same payment order. And since it is an accumulated interest payment, it will not require you to present any clearance documents like Anti-terrorist or money laundering clearance certificates etc as in the release of your contract sum or bank to bank wire. This method does not waste time, because once you comply with the issuing procedures for the card, your payment is guaranteed. And the Card Value shall be: US$1,198,901.02 only and you are advised that a maximum withdrawal value of $35,000.00 USD is permitted on withdrawal per day. Be further informed that as the bank is duly inter-switched with banks all over the world, you can make withdrawals at any Card Cash Center of your choice in the world. You should get back to this office without delay. Attn: Dr. Jack Green Tel: +44-7031932746 Fax: +44-7092004111 Email: email@example.com In addition, you are advised to furnish me with the following for final vetting and onward release to you: 1. Your Full name and address 2. Your telephone and fax numbers 3. Your banking details for the payment. We are waiting for your reply in order to apply funds, hence you should treat as urgent and of top priority for a better service from us as we have ONLY 72hrs mandate to process and release this interest sum to you. Sincerely yours, Dr.Andrew Ricks Compliance Board Abraham charles Board General Counsel C.c: Ms. Norah Barger (Associate Director, Division of Banking Supervision) C.c: Office of the Comptroller of the Currency C.c: Gerard Lemos, Independent Director, Banking Code Standards Board