This email with the subject "Compliments!!! Very important info." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 16 Feb 2010 09:56:46 -0800 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "Barrister Barry Ako Esq." <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
|VERIFICATION OF CLAIM CONTRACT/INHERITANCE|
Attn. Beneficiary.( Contract/ Inheritance/ Cash Prize Award/ Payment)
Did you authorize one Mr. Robert J Smith? to meet us as your representatives. With documents of claim purported to have been signed by you for the released of your part-payment of US$2,500,000.00 (Two Million, Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars).Because your money has been approved already for Payment by the Federal Ministry of Finance, for the celebration of the Xmas and the new year. However, we received an email from one Mr. Robert J.Smith who told us that he is your Next of kin and that you died in a car accident long time ago.
Reconfirm back to us to avoid any irregularities, as your money is now ready to be transferred to you. With the instruction given to us. By the Accountant General of the Federation and the international monitoring fund (IMF) in collaboration with the federal bureau investigation (FBI) to pay all foreigners there outstanding payment.
I wish to info rm you that your payment is being processed and will be released to you as soon as you reconfirm your payment details so that we can authenticate your claim legally.He has also submitted his account for us to transfer the fund to him. We want to hear from you before we can make the transfer to confirm if you are ALIVE.
We hereby officially notifying you about the present arrangement to pay you, your over due Prize/inheritance fund which you could not complete the process of the released of your transfer pin code through the Digitalis Payment System. We have decided to pay your funds but through only two ways ( International ATM Master Express Credit Card) Use in any ATM machine with the maximum of USD$30,000:00 per day. OR Telegraphic Transfer (T..T) This arrangement was initiated/constituted by the World Bank and Paris Club, due to fraudulent activities going on within the African Region.
The World Bank and Paris Club introduced this payment arrangement as to e n able our Prize / inheritance beneficiary to receive their fund without any interference.
Do re-confirmation of the below information.
1) Your full name.
5) Purpose of payment
With all the above information your money will be sent to you as the real beneficiary.
Get back to me immediately for more directives on how you will receive your part payment without further delay.
Barrister. Barry Ako Esq.
Finance Department Director
International Monetary Fund. IMF