This email with the subject "Payment Approval" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 14 Mar 2010 04:57:51 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "Anthony Phillips"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
WORLD BANK GROUP
PAYMENT APPROVAL FROM WORLD BANK LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM. I am Rev Fr Anthony Phillips, Bill and Exchange Manager/ Secretary General, Head of the World Bank Finance Group, London Branch, set up to fight against scam and fraudulent activities worldwide. This Group is responsible for investigating the legitimacy of unpaid contract, inheritance and lotto winning claims by companies and individuals and directs the paying authorities (banks) worldwide to make immediate payment of verified claims to the beneficiaries without further delay. You are being legally contacted regarding the release of your long awaited fund. After a detailed review of your file, the World Bank Group has mandated that your fund should be release immediately. The sum of $7,000,000.00 USD (Seven Million United States Dollars) has been approved in your favor via my desk. I therefore wish to inform you that your payment is being processed and will be released to you as soon as you respond to this letter. Please re-confirm the following to me: (1) Name (2) Phone and Fax (3) Company Name, and Home Address, Profession Note that the above fund has been cleared from terrorist or fraud related activities. Thanks for Your Cooperation. Rev Fr Anthony Phillips (Secretary-General) World Bank Group