A Scam Email with the Subject "THIS MESSAGE IS FROM WESTERN UNION CORPORATE HEADQUATER." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 20 Mar 2011 09:41:58 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was Peter Campbell <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Sir/ Madam,
There is an issue with the WESTERN UNION MONEY TRANSFER in the amount of $2,500,000.00 (two million five hundred thousand US Dollars). The sum was directed in cash and credited to file WMT/9023118307-09 to the owner of this e-mail address.
The International Monetary Fund contacted us for your compensation a couple of hours ago due to your allocated security code. They said that they chose to send it to an e-mail address instead of a name. We are unable to complete a transfer directed at an e-mail address, so we require some more information to verify it with what we have on file in order to complete this transfer and make sure we are not paying the wrong beneficiary.
FULL CONTACT ADDRESS:
MOBILE PHONE NUMBER:
In order to resolve this problem, please e-mail via Western Union Solicitors Fund Verification Department Unit:EMAIL; (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Immediately we receive the above information, a part payment of $5,000.00 on daily basis(Five Thousand US Dollars) will be wired to you within 4hours via Western Union and the balance of the $2,495,000.00 (two million four hundred and ninety five thousand US Dollars) will be sent to you but not at once rather $5000.00 daily until you recieve the total funds.
Please use reference number #135-086 for our mutual convenience. For more clarification, call us on the telephone number below.
Mr. Peter Campbell
Western Union Payments.
Direct Line: +229-98 353 863