This email with the subject "PAYMENT NOW APPROVED BY US GOVT. - REPLY URGENTLY !!!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 15 Dec 2011 00:16:24 -0800 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "US-REMITTANCE COMMITTEE, DEC 2011" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
PAYMENT REF: USA/CON/INH/ATM-6226 CLAIMS FILE: REF: ATM-6226 ATTN: PERSONAL REFERENCE ID :: ATM 6226 (BENEFICIARY) REPLY TO: firstname.lastname@example.org 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 as you were one of the beneficiary with outstanding payment and was therefore credited with an ATM card number: 5777 7038 7301 9992 and personal identification (PIN): 6226 worth One Million United States Dollars ($1,000,000.00 USD). Note Your Payment Code: REF:ATM 6226. 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 Before now we have cases of impostor's impersonating this office, State Disbursement Committee, for purpose of clarification and authenticity of this programme, you will be given valid means of Identification once you provide the above information, this will prove beyond all reasonable doubt how legitimate this programme is. Note, you will be required to forward to this office via email a valid means of Identification which should be a scan copy of your Driver's License or International Passport <<< IF ANY >>> for proper verification and authentication (Very Important for proper verification purpose), also this will be needed to conclude this proceedings and remember to put this as your subject: REF:ATM 6226. Act swift as we now remind you that your payment has been approved. We await your prompt response. REGARDS CO-ORDINATOR, MR KLAUS ELDRIDGE, UNITED STATES REMITTANCE COMMITTEE, FOREIGN OPERATIONS DEPT, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.