A Scam Email with the Subject "VERIFICATION TRANSACTION" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 31 Mar 2010 14:43:46 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was "Joseph McNinch." <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
TRANSACTION REFERENCE NO. 0260019870065 VERIFICATION.
A confirmed bank transaction , Smtp 101 credit advice Reference 0260019870065 involving Millions of United States dollars initially approved to you as the beneficiary is suspected to have been diverted by someone we discovered during our investigation to false claims.
In a letter directed to our office for verification, the new beneficiary Messers Jacob Enterprises stated that the original owner of funds is dead.
We have decided to verify this claim after instructing the sender bank to hold the transfer. Based on elaborate global Scams going on we have decided to contact you with available information that is contained in the payment file as stored in the computer which was hacked sometime ago leading to loose of data.
Our questions is, Did you instruct, sign any application for any change of beneficiary bank name dated 18TH OF March , 2010 requesting any bank to transfer the total sum to another account. If no please let is know what happens.
If after two working days, no response is received from you, it will be assumed that you are dead and as such authorization for transfer will be granted on behalf of Messers Jacobs enterprises to receive your fund in the stated account. No one will be liable for any reason if you later turn to apply for claim on the same funds as this will be seen that you have collaborated with Jacob to divert the funds.
In any case you deny this claims, kindly write responding immediately with the information below
(1) Your full name.
(2) Phone, fax and mobile #.
(3) company's name,position and address.
(4) profession, age and marital status.
(5) Copy of ID. or any scanned identity to prove yourself
You should also state how you want your fund paid to you without further delay if you are still alive. Send your response to my email address: email@example.com