This email with the subject "Contact the Western Union 4 ur payment" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 18 Aug 2011 08:51:18 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was William Eteki <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Email Owner,
We are here to notify you that the sum of US$2,800,000.00 was generated and awarded to you by the African Union commission and the Western Union Foundation as one of the customers who use Western Union in their business transaction.
This award was been selected through the internet, where your e-mail address was indicated and notified.The Western Union Foundation and the African Union commission collects all the email addresses of the people that are active online,among the millions of our customers who use Western Union in their business transactions. Four people are selected yearly to benefit from this promotion and you are one of the Selected Winners.
Therefore,be informed that we have already sent you $10,000 U.S.Dollars through Western union as we have been given the mandate to transfer your full payment total sum of US$2,800,000.00 U.S.Dollars via western union.
We tried several times to reach you through phone and give you the payment informations through phone but all our effort were to no avail.Now,The first $10,000 U S.Dollars has already been sent to you today.As We have concluded to effect your payment through western union.You will be picking up $10,000 daily until the $2,800.000.00 is completed.
So,contact the Western union Agent: Mr.Alexander wade.His Tel: +226 76 168 413 E-mail: (email@example.com) Tell him to give you the MTCN number ,Sender name,text Question and answer to pick up your first payment of $10,000.Dollar. You will pay him $175 dollars for the processing of the payment before he will give you the information to pick up your first payment of $10,000.00.dollar.
You can also ask him to send to you a proof, the ownership certificate of the Funds. It is for you to be sure that the funds belong to you.
Make sure you send the following informations to the western union office to enable them verify and be sure that you are the real beneficiary:
Your Full name:
The only money you will pay to the Western Union office is $175 dollars and he will release the MTCN number ,Sender name,text Question and answer to you to pick up your first payment.As beneficiary will be required to pay for the Processing of the payment before the release of the full payment informatio.Please Bear this in mind before forwarding your informations to him.
Please,contact Mr.Alexander wade of the western Union office now so that he will issue to you the full payment informations after you might have paid the $175 dollars for the processing of the payment.Again,the below is his email address (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Awards Cordinator African Union Commission/Western Union Foundation