This email with the subject "important and urgent" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 26 Mar 2010 21:27:30 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Barlow Ashford"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
UNITED NATIONS (/IMF ASSISTED PROGRAMME)
DIRECTORATE OF INTERNATIONAL PAYMENT AND TRANSFERS,
UNITED-NATIONS INCONJUNCTION WITH THE (/IMF)
RE-UNION ASSISTED RECONCILIATION PROGRAMME DIRECTORATE OF INTERNATIONAL CASH PAYMENT
DELIVERY WITH IMMUNITY CLEARANCE ON ALL UN-PAID FOREIGN OWED PAYMENT UNIT,
Our Ref: UN//IMF/UK-NG/APPROVED-PLAN/MAR/2010.
8 Tor View Rawtenstall, Lancashire
England BB4 6, United Kingdom.
Tel: +44 792 403 9010.
IRREVOCABLE RELEASE OF YOUR PAYMENT VIA CASH DELIVERY.
I am Barrister Barlow Ashford, the newly appointed director general in charge of approving & releasing all owed unpaid\UN-released foreign payments and also the special adviser to the United-Nation fighting against the un-necessary delays of beneficiaries unclaimed payment including yours which was recently discovered this week that has not been paid to you such as Next of Kin inheritance fund, Lottery winning fund and other contract fund by the present BRITISH GOVERNMENT after series of investigation conducted. We are very sorry that you have not received your payment all this while; God in Haven knows that we dont know that you have not gotten your payment till today.
I am delighted whole heartedly to inform you that the contract/Inheritance panel of the UN, which just concluded its seating in London federal capital territory just released your (E-mail Id & Name) among the currently approved beneficiaries who are to benefit 100% from this very diplomatic immunity 3rd quarter payment of the year.
This panel was primarily delegated to investigate and to genuinely manipulate all owed debts and claims as it has eaten deep into the economy of the Great Britain-London.
However, I wish to personally bring to your urgent notice, so that you will be aware that your unclaimed payment data's is still reflecting in our central computer as unpaid and un-claimed owed debt in my department where I newly work as the new appointed (UN) lawyer in charge of approving & releasing of all unpaid debts recently recovered back by the (UN) office in London been our branch after discovering that your payment has been delayed un-necessary due to one reason or another while auditing was going on this week.
Your own file was personally forwarded to my executive office by the chief auditors of the (UN) as an unclaimed fund. At this moment, I wish to use this medium of communication to inform you that for the time being the (UN) has completely stopped further payment through bank to bank transfer, ATM Card, Bank Draft or Check Payment due to numerous petitions received from the United States home-land security, the FBI, IMF and other financial and security agencies to UK Government against our banks on wrong payment and diversion of innocent beneficiaries owed funds to a different account.
In this regards, I am going to use my good office now to send you your just approved part-payment in the tune of $9M (Nine million United States Dollars) only by cash to you via a special (UN) universal diplomatic delivery means to you. In process of doing that, I will personally secure every needed documents as the newly appointed lawyer representing the (UN) office now to cover the money including the affidavit to claim of this particular unclaimed payment from our federal high court here in London which will bestow the right and privilege to you as the rightful beneficiary who is to receive this payment after meeting up with the delivery requirement as the British law stipulates.
All these will be done perfectly only on the condition that you will give me 20% of the funds we are about disbursing to you which is One Million, Eight Hundred Thousand United States dollars only out of the $9Million you are to receive as soon as you receive the money which will come to you through Diplomatic means.
Note: The money will be coming on 2 security proof trunk boxes. The boxes are already sealed with synthetic nylon seal and padded with machine by the managing of this organization and i also want you to know that the management is not aware of my plans with you in this transaction, so you have to keep it a top secret till me and you are able to conclude this very transaction. This fund was brought to us from the World Bank special delegates because the funds itself was meant for our local fame market here in the UK. But you don't have to worry for any thing that need to be taking care of here in London, as this transaction is 100% risk free and will remain legit as long as you work with me transparently. The boxes are coming with a diplomatic agent assigned by the management of this organization. Who will accompany the boxes to your house address or any address you will provide to me for this transaction to enable us complete.
All you need to do now upon your willing acceptance on my condition, is to send to me a promising note shows that you will give me 20% of the funds as soon as you receive the $9Million and your full house address and your identity such as, international passport or driver license including your personal contact phone numbers which must be a working numbers, the UN Dispatch Rider will travel with it. He will call you immediately he arrives in your country's airport to update you and I hope you understand each and every point that Ive made clear to you in this email message am sending to you.
WARNNING/ADVISE: Please note carefully that any money requested from you by anybody, office, banks or group of people from Africa such as Nigeria, Ghana etc or any part of the world to receive your payment expect the United-Nation Appointed Commission Office (UK), presently in charge of recovering all un-necessary delayed unclaimed owed debts payments, whom the FBI, IMF and other financial agencies have irrevocably approved that should serve you better and ensure you receive your payment this time around, so kindly note that any money sent by you to any office in Africa/Nigeria is at your OWN RISK, so stay away from any other office, person or group of people and face only the United-Nation Appointed Approved Payment Disbursing High Commission Office only till your payment gets to you safely through Diplomatic means.
MOST IMPORTANTLY: for security reasons and to enable both of us conclude this transaction successfully, note that the UN Dispatch Rider coming with the consignment boxes will not know the original contents inside the boxes he is to deliver to you. So what I and our accredited management will declare to him that is inside the consignment boxes is a sensitive photographic film material and classified volume confidential company's contract documents.
Also note categorically that, before I proceed with the next arrangement, you are advice to call me at Tel: +44 792 403 9010 or respond back to me immediately through this email email@example.com so we can talk and agree first before I seal this transaction with you and if you have any question to ask for more clarification before and remember to send the required informations directly to my Email address and I will let you know how far I have gone with the arrangement. I will secure the diplomatic immunity clearance certificate that will be tagged on the boxes to make it stand as a diplomatic consignment. This clearance will make it pass every custom checking point all over the world without any hitch. All this I will do with my own money as your partner.
Please, I need your urgent reply via my email address, because the boxes are schedule already to live immediately as soon as I hear from you today. You should confirm immediately you receive this message through my Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
I am highly committed and willing to serve you better whole-heartedly.
Congratulations Once again, your God have seen you through at last.
Respectfully Yours in-service,
Barrister Barlow Ashford,
(UN) Human Right Activist.