A Scam Email with the Subject "DEAR BENEFICIARY" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 09 May 2010 01:13:35 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was "United Nation Compensation Unit"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Having reviewed all the obstacles and problems surrounding the transfer of
your ((US$2.7 Million) Two Million Seven Hundred and United States Dollars
and your inability to meet up with some charges levied against you due to
the past transfer options,the United Nation in Affiliation with World
Bank,have agreed to compensate you with the above sum for self support.
Henceforth we have ordered HSBC Bank Foreign Payment Remittance Unit to
issue you a VISA CARD where your payment will be uploaded. Today, we
got the notice that your Payment has been uploaded into this VISA CARD and
also have registered it with Sky Courier And Delivery Company. For your
information, The delivery charges have been paid and they are supposed to
have shipped your packaged (ATM CARD) but they insisted that you must
re-confirm to them your current delivery address to ensure accurate delivery.
MOST IMPORTANTLY: Due to the content of the package, Sky courier mandated
that before your package will be shipped, a Stamp Duty MUST be procured
according to the New Shipping Creed on all packages leaving Asia .The
essence of such Document is to ensure a hitch-free delivery and the amount
of the Stamp Duty Fee is $131 . When this is done, Sky Courier will issue
you with the tracking numbers for your package before the shipping
commences . Therefore reconfirm your current delivery address. Do not
forget that this $131 is all that you should send to them, the rest of the
fees have been paid.
Finally, for security reasons, and considering the huge amount the ATM
Card contains, the package was coded thus,
Registration Ref: Skyex/atm/100.
This is the code number that you will send to the courier company while
contacting them, and the courier company is not aware what the content of
the package is. We told them that it contained some very vital official
documents being sent to an offshore staff. Do not reveal the content of
the package to the courier company or any body for security purposes. The
information of the courier company is here-by given below,
1. Your full name:
2. Your physical address:
3. Your house phone:
4. Your cellphone:
Sky Courier And Delivery Company
Please hurry now as your package might incur demurrage if it stays more
than 3 working days with Sky Courier.
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon.