This email with the subject "HERE IS YOUR FIRST PAYMENT MTCN :5581751586" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 22 Oct 2010 08:40:28 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "Barrister Brown John"<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Attn,Dear Friend This Message Is From The Western Union To The Owner Of This E-mail, How Are You Today, I Write To Inform You That We Have Already Sent You USD7.000.00 Dollars Through Western Union As We Have Been Given The Mandate To Transfer Your Full Compensation Payment Total Sum Of US 700,000.00,Via Western Union As Instructed By Our Government. I Was Calling Your Telephone Number To Give You The Information Through Phone But You Did Not Pick Up My Calls Throughout That Yesterday Even This Morning. Now I Decided To Email You The MTCN And Sender's Name So That You Will Pick Up This USD7000.00 To Enable Us Send Another Today As You Know We Will Be Sending You Only USD7000.00 Per Daily. Please Run To Western Union To Pick Up The USD7000.00 And Call Me Back To Send You Another Payment Today, Direct Phone Line Is: +229 99040322, Manager Dr.Tony Morris Email:(firstname.lastname@example.org) Call Or Email Me Once You Picked Up This USD7000.00. Here Is The Western Union Information To Pick Up The Money: MTCN :5581751586 Sender's Name: Kevin Anthony , Amount's $7,000.00 I am Waiting For Your Call Once You Pick Up The Money. MEANWHILE YOU ARE REQUIRE TO SEND US THE TRANSFERING CHARGES WHICH IS $89 USD FOR THE WHOLE TRANSFER CHARGES, THAT WE HAVE ALREADY REMITTED TO YOUR NAME, SO WITHOUT THE TRANSFER CHARGES YOU CAN NOT PICK THE MONEY FOR IT'S ON HOLD AND THE MTCN CANNOT BE RELEASED TO YOU UNTILL YOU SEND THE TRANSFER CHARGES, THAT IS AN INSTRUNCTION FROM THE FEDERAL MINISTERY OF FINANCE (FMF). Please Email Me Your Direct Telephone Number Because I Need To Be Calling You Once We Send Any Payment For These Information's. HERE IS THE INFORMATION THAT YOU WILL USE TO SEND THE TRANSFER CHARGE SO THAT YOUR FIRST PAYMENT WILL BE RELEASE TO YOU FOR ANOTHER TO BE SENT IMMEDIATELY. RCEIVER NAME.....DURU UCHECHUKWU COUNTRY ..........BENIN REPUBLIC CITY .......................COTONOU TEXT QUESTION ........ how long TEXT ANSWERE ........ today AMOUNT..................$89 USD Thanks Barrister Brown John.