This email with the subject "Good News" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 06 Jun 2010 03:25:26 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "Francis Giles"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Beneficiary, We write in regards to your delayed Contract/Inheritance Funds in the sum of Eight Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars (US$8,500,000.00) only which you are yet to receive as a result of your inability to raise the required fee(s) to conclude your transaction. The United Nations has decided to proffer a solution that will make it easier for all the beneficiaries to receive their Funds. We understood that some Fees are required in order to process and transfer your Funds into your Account. We are also aware that most beneficiaries do not have these required fees. We have therefore deliberated with the bank in charge of this payment to allow beneficiaries the privilege of receiving their Funds in two (2) or three (3) installments. In this case, beneficiaries will no longer be required to pay the fee at once but part of it depending on the number of installments such beneficiary will like his/her Funds to be released. You should write the bank and request that you want your fund to be transferred to your account by installmental payment, so that once the first payment enters into your account you can then use money from there to facilitate the transfer of the remaining balance. When the first installment enters into your account, that will equally give you another opportunity to do a telex-transfer and withdrawal from your account to ROYAL BANK Online transfer procedure. The ROYAL BANK which is now in charge of your Payment has agreed to give the beneficiaries the option of receiving their Funds at once, in two or three installments. This will help the beneficiaries to pay part of the fee and receive part of their Funds with which such beneficiary can upset the remaining fee and receive his/her complete Funds. To break this down: Three Hundred Dollars ($300) fee will facilitate the release of One Million United States Dollars (US$1,000,000.00) only. Six Hundred Dollars ($600) fee will facilitate the release of Two Million United States Dollars (US$2,000,000.00) only.One Thousand, Six Hundred Dollars ($1,600) fee which is the total fee will facilitate the release of your Full Contract/inheritance Funds in the sum of Eight Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars (US$8,500,000.00). However, Feel free to inform us how much you can raise. Should you or cannot afford any of the above mentioned installment so as for us to talk to the Bank to know how much out of your Funds they could release to you with the amount you can come up with. This is the best the United Nations can do for you and you are advised to take advantage of this opportunity. Kindly contact Mr. Benson Candy at the ROYAL BANK OF ENGLAND to indicate your preferred option. He could be reached at: E-mail: email@example.com Tel: 44 702 408 6725 NOTE: Do not be shy to indicate the amount you have at hand (no proper-amount is too small to trigger installmental payment) base on our discussion with the Royal Bank so that the first payment will move into your account for you to comfirm the existence of the fund before you proceed for the balance. Thank You once again. Mr. Francis Giles (UN) FINANCIAL DIRECTOR