This email with the subject "YOUR PAYMENT IS READY !" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 16 Dec 2009 21:57:02 -0800 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was Mr. Ban Ki-moon <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
UNITED NATIONS/ WORLD BANK COMPENSATION PROGRAM, IN CONJUNCTION WITH THE UNION BANK INT'L. ATTN:Sir/Madam, How are you today? Hope all is well with you and family?. Well, I assume that you may not understand why this message was sent to you. But I wish to inform you that the UNITED NATIONS/WORLD BANK ORGANIZATION facilitated a round-table meeting which just ended 2 days ago, and it has been agreed upon by both organization that a compensation payment of US$500,000.00 should be paid to 350 individuals whose Name and E-mail were selected randomly through an E-mail ballot system. Your name was among the lists of individual selected to benefit at this end of the year compensation program, and that is why we have contacted you. The UNITED NATIONS & WORLD BANK ORGANIZATION have agreed to compensate you and other listed 350 individuals with a sum of US$500,000.00 each to compensate you for your loss which you might have had in the past in the hands of unscrupulous/Fraudulent officials. This includes all foreign contractors that may have not received their contract payment, and people that have had an unfinished transaction or international businesses that failed in the past due to corrupt Government officials etc. Therefore, we are glad to inform you that a suitable arrangement has been put to place for you to receive your payment in good condition without any delay. However,it is my pleasure to announce to you that an ATM CARD no; 5456 7264 1959 075 has been reserved for you which will be funded with your compensation payment of US$500,000.00, and sent to your door-step. So you are hereby advised to contact Rev. ALEX BROWN, the CEO, UNION BANK PLC for immediate issuance and delivery of your ATM card. You are to contact Rev. ALEX BROWN at the address below: CONTACT PERSON: Rev. ALEX BROWN E-MAIL: email@example.com PHONE: +234 803 358 1314. You are required to contact the above person for your ATM Card, and furnish him with the following of your information that will be required to set-up your card. 1. Your Full Name: 2. Mailing Address ( P.O Box not acceptable ): 3. Your Age, Occupation & Marital Status: 4. Phone Number: Meanwhile, you will receive your Pin Code which you will require to gain access to your card as soon as you have confirmed the receipt of your ATM Card in your custody. Congratulations, and we are sorry for whatsoever plight/trouble you might have gone through in the past. I look forward to hear from you as soon as you confirm your payment. Making the world a better place. Mr. Ban Ki-Moon. U.N Secretary (UNITED NATIONS).