This email with the subject "Your Pending funds transfer has been approved today" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 25 May 2010 01:29:09 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "STANDARD CHATERED BANK(ASIA)"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM THE DESK OF MRS LISA WU, BILLS AND EXCHANGE MANAGER, ASIA ATM PAYMENT CENTER STANDARD CHATERED BANK(ASIA) BEIJING-CHINA Attention:BENEFICIARY Your Payment File was given to this office in respect of your total long over-due amount of $2.5million us dollars (Two Million, Five Hundred Thousand united states dollars owed to you which you have Failed to claim because of either non-compliance with official processes or apparent ineptitude by the payment officers who have been handling the payment. We wish to bring to you the solution to this problem. Right now we have arranged your payment through our Swift Card Payment Centers, That is the latest instruction from the WORLD BANK FOREIGN DEBT PAYMENT COMMITTEE. This Card Center will send to you an ATM DEBIT Card which you will use to withdraw your money in any ATM machine in any part of the world, so if you like to receive your fund in this way, please let us know by contacting us back. And also send the following information as listed below. 1. Full name 2. Phone and Fax number 3. Address where you want ATM Card to be sent to (P.O Box Not Acceptable) 4. Your age and current occupation 5. Attach copy of your identification We have been mandated by the WORLD BANK FOREIGN DEBT PAYMENT COMMITTEE to issue out $2.5million (Two Million, Five Hundred Thousand us dollars payment for this first quater payment of the year. Also for your information, you have to stop any further communication with any other person(s) or office(s) to avoid any hitches in receiving your payment. Note that because of impostors we hereby issued you our Code of Conduct, which is (ATM-103),so you have to indicate this code when contacting the ATM Card Center by using it as your subject. Waiting for your expedite response. Yours in Service, MRS LISA WU STANDARD CHATERED BANK(ASIA)