A Scam Email with the Subject "Payment was sent!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 23 Sep 2011 00:00:26 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was Western Union Money Office <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
I write to inform you that we have been given the full authorization to transfer your USD$400,000 dollars. We decided to email you the MTCN and sender name so that you can start cashing your $5000.00USD daily with the same MTCN and sender's name which will be valid for 80 days until you cash the full $400,000.00usd as it is automatically activates for use after the first reactivation. The money was deposited for transfer to you by one MR Bernard Harry from BLACKBERRY MOBILE LOTTERY. 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 do not have your correct contact information which would have be use to reach you, 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 $150 dollars,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 www.westernunion.com and click on track a transfer and enter the sender's info and mtcn below. Sender's Fist name: Jennifer Sender's Last Name: Pruett MTCN: 5122879187 Question: Who Is Great Answer: God Amount: $5000.00USD Total Amount To be cashed:$400,000usd With due respect please get back to us urgently after tracking the money online so i can instruct you on how to send the $150 to us for the reactivation of the MTCN. Thanks Best Regards Mr.Phoenix Mcferrin. western union Office, NIGERIA OFFICE. Western Union® Money Transfer Email: email@example.com Tel: +234802504634