A Scam Email with the Subject "Re:PAYMENT DATE NOTIFICATION" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 09 Oct 2009 14:28:38 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was "H.E. Mr. Erastus Mwencha"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
African Union Headquarters, P.O. Box 3243, Roosvelt Street, (Old Airport Area), W21K19, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Dear Sir/Madam, Compliments of the day, We hereby informed you that through the Chairman (MUAMMAR AL-GADDAFI), we have mandated the "Economic and Financial Crimes Commission" (EFCC) with the help of Interpol (French Organization) and the Federal Bureau of Investigation, (FBI) to arrest those that has been involved in advance fee fraud all over Africa. The African Union (AU) has swear to fight corruption to the end in Africa. The African Union (AU) upholds the sovereign equality and independence of its 53 member states and aims to promote peace, security and solidarity on the African continent Our duties is to make sure that we stop internet scam and money laundering. The Authorities involved have put a lot of fraudsters in jail. They go all over Africa to pick this thieves/internet rats. We have over 8,273 of them in jails round Africa and they are still looking for more. We are aware that a lot of foreigners out there have been deceived and lost their hard earn money to these fraudsters after promising them percentages in their letters/e-mails for their impending help to move funds out Africa including fake lottery winning notification and at the end of the day, they will collect thousands of dollars from you without a successful end. Please, watch one of the video links below as some of these fraudsters were arrested: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ISMgGdaGOJM It was agreed that to retain the good image of Nigeria and the rest of Africa countries, The African Union (AU) has mapped out US$3.5 Billion Dollars to COMPENSATE all the victims who lost his/her hard earn money to these faceless thieves. All the victims who lost his/her hard earn money to these faceless thieves will be compensated with just US$25,000.00 (Twenty five thousands United Stated Dollars only) each. This we assume will help you to start a new life. To that effect, we are sending you this e-mail because your contact details were given to us as one of the victims. Since the Interpol and the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) have stepped into this matter, be rest assured that you are safe as it is their duty to protect and serve the citizens of United Kingdom and United States of America in particular and the rest of the world in general. The Honorable Minister of Finance in Nigeria (Dr. Mansur Muhtar) is the contact person. TO FILE FOR YOUR CLAIM, PLEASE, FILL THE REQUIRED INFORMATION AS STATED BELOW AND SEND IT TO HONOURABLE MINISTER OF FINANCE IN NIGERIA (DR. MANSUR MUHTAR) IMMEDIATELY. ALL MATTERS RELATING TO THE IMMEDIATE RELEASE OF YOUR COMPENSATION FUND HAS BEEN REGULARIZED AND FINAL APPROVALS HAVE BEEN ISSUED OUT. 1. YOUR FULL NAME 2. YOUR AGE 3. SEX: 4. HOUSE OR OFFICE ADDRESS (P.O BOX NOT ACCEPTABLE), 5. OCCUPATION 6. YOUR PHONE NUMBER(S) 7. COUNTRY: NAME: DR. MANSUR MUHTAR TEL: +234 8097468937 E-mail:email@example.com Immediately you send the above required information to DR. MANSUR MUHTAR, he will proceed with the Processing/Releasing of your payment to you within 2-3 working days based on our agreement. Call him on phone (+234 8097468937) immediately you send him the required information to enable acknowledge your email. This is to avoid delay. IMPORTANT: UNDER PENALTY OF LAW, THE INFORMATION YOU SUBMITTED TO US CURRECTLY IDENTIFY YOU AS THE RECIPIENT OF THIS PAYMENT; NO OTHER LIVING PERSON OR ENTITY IS ENTITLED TO ANY PART OF THIS PAYMENT; IT IS A VIOLATION OF LAW FOR ANY PERSON TO INTENTIONALLY OR KNOWINGLY FILLING FOR DOUBLE CLAIMING OR AID ANOTHER PERSON IN CLAIMING THE SAME FUND, BY MEANS OF FRAUD OR DECEIT. BE WARNED We are aware that these fraudsters has broken a lot of home(s), made a lot of people to lose their job, sell their properties, closed their business, put many on the street, and made a lot to even lose their life. We are very sorry. Best Regards, H.E. Mr. Erastus Mwencha, Deputy Chairperson, African Union Your Compensation Payment (From African Union)