A Scam Email with the Subject "YOUR STOLEN FUND RECOVERED:" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 08 Mar 2010 08:53:41 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "AFRICAN UNION FUND RECOVERY" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
AFRICAN UNION RECOVERY, DEPARTMENT OF INT'L AFFAIRS 1 Horse Guards Road,London,SW1A 2HQ. Respected Beneficiary,I am the Director of International Affairs in the African Union Recovery office in London, Britain.Recently, the British government has received series of complaints regarding the Existence of huge sums of money that are trapped and left unclaimed in Most African Banks and Financial organizations, especially in Nigeria.The African Union External Affairs department (My Office) was mandated by the British government to go to Africa to investigate and recover all Funds belonging to United States, European, Asian and Australian
Nationals that are trapped in African Banks and finance houses. On our investigation in Nigeria, we discovered a file NO; 234/98GT/UB/OT22/01 with the total sum of Five Million US Dollars (USD5, 000,000.00) with your name as the Beneficiary. It was further Discovered that some unknown officials of the Bank have fraudulentlyDiverted some part of your total sum to unknown accounts in the past leaving only USD5Million in the account.
My office has recovered this amount (USD5M) and we want you to receive it Without any waste of time while we further continue our investigation to get those fraudulent officials who were involved in diverting some part of the funds.Because of the problems associated with Bank wire transfers, we have Decided that all the recovered funds will be delivered to the Beneficiaries in cash to avoid the issues of fund transfer requirements. Under this arrange, we have secretly packed and sealed all the recovered funds in Galvanized Trunk boxes and we shall engage the services of a Diplomatic Courier Firm that will handle the delivery of the trunks to your area of destination.
The Courier Firm uses Diplomats to deliver vital consignments for safety purposes. Though, for security reasons, we will want neither the courier company nor the Diplomat to know the content of the trunk boxes.With this arrangement, you will receive your fund under a hitch-free claim process as you will not be subjected to Bank requirements.We will request you to reconfirm your FULL NAMES, ADDRESS AND PHONE NUMBERS to us and then we shall give you further details on the delivery.
Thanks, Mr.Robert Scott. Email:email@example.com (Director of Int'l Affairs) AFRICAN UNION RECOVERY.