Scam Emails Archive : Generic

Subject: Payment was sent!


This email with the subject "Payment was sent!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 06 May 2011 11:04:08 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.

The sender was WESTERN UNION MONEY OFFICE <>, although it may have been spoofed.

I write to inform you that we have transferred USD$150,000 dollars.
I would have called to give you the MTCN on phone but I have lost your call number.
I decided to email you the MTCN and sender name so that you can pick start cashing your money in 
USD5000.00 daily instalment with the same MTCN and sender's name which will be valid for 30 days 
until you cash the full $150,000.00usd as it automatically activates for use for 30 days after the 
first reactivation.
The money is available for pick up which was deposited for transfer to you by one MR Bernard Harry 
The money is available for pick up by receiver(you) but when you track it, it will display PICKED 
UP due to the fact that it has been deactivated from our head office for security reason because it 
has stayed too long in the air as we have been trying to reach you on the phone for some days now 
but it was not reachable, so it was blocked. therefore you can not cash it out in any western union 
office due to its restriction from our head office,which was a security measure because the money 
has been in the air for three days now and maybe in danger, hence the mtcn has to be reactivated to 
enable you cash out the money in any western union office in your area, the reactivation of the 
MTCN will cost you a  token of $105,once this is paid, our head office will release the fund on 
hold to enable you cash it.To be sure of this please log on to  and click on 
track to and enter the sender's info and mtcn below.
Sender's Fist name: Perry
Sender's Last Name: Poston
MTCN: 0341153617
Question: Who Is Great
Answer: God
Amount: $5000.00USD
Total Amount To be cashed:$150,000usd
  With due respect please get back to me urgently after tracking the money online so i can instruct 
you on how to send the $105 to us for the reactivation of the MTCN.
Best Regards
Mr.Phoenix Mcferrin.
western union Office,
Western Union Money Transfer
Tel: +2348025046348