This email with the subject "PAYMENT NOW APPROVED BY US GOVT. - REPLY URGENTLY !!!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 10 Dec 2011 00:41:13 -0800 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was STATE DISBURSEMENT COMMITTEE <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
-- OUR REF: USA/CON/INH/ATM-8181 YOUR REF: ATM-8181 The United States Government in bid to compensate victims whose Contract/inheritance has not been paid is having this payout as part payment for the last quarter of this fiscal year 2011. In view of this, your payment was approved and therefore credited with an ATM card number: 5777 7038 7301 9992 and personal identification (PIN): 8181 worth One Million United States Dollars ($1,000,000.00 USD). Note Your Payment Code: REF:ATM 8181. All the legal papers will be processed and signed the moment we get a formal notification from you comprising the below info; 1) FULL NAME: 2) HOME ADDRESS: 3) PHONE NUMBER: 4) OCCUPATION: 5) AGE: 6) SEX: 7) SCAN COPY OF PASSPORT (VALID MEANS OF IDENTIFICATION) The above information are to be forwarded to the desk of the verification officer, via email on: email@example.com // firstname.lastname@example.org Act swift as we now remind you that your payment has been approved. We await your prompt response. REGARDS CO-ORDINATOR, MR KLAUS ELDRIDGE.