A Scam Email with the Subject "CONFIRM BENEFICIARY INFORMATION" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 02 Jul 2014 06:37:48 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "UNITED NATIONS."<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
The Secretary General of the United Nations, Mr. Bank Ki-Moon and the Decision Making Body, the Executive Arm of the Organization, issued a directive to the Director-United Nations Department of Legal Affairs, Security and Investigation in the United Kingdom to investigate funds and to make sure that we approve all outstanding debts owed to local and overseas beneficiaries by United Nation Member States in the 2nd quarter of this 2014 Fiscal Year This decision was taken based on the inability of the banks in United Kingdom to release funds to beneficiaries due to the findings that some Directors in the bank were diverting foreign beneficiaries’ payment to another account of their choice overseas. In view of this, during our investigation it was found out that an account was submitted for your fund to be paid into a German Bank. Below is the account submitted. Kindly confirm if you are aware of the recent developments before payment is made. BENEFICIARY: Sabrina Kristen Becker BANK: Frankfurter Bank A/C NO.: 367840544 CODE: 50040201 Finally, be informed that a payment instruction had been issued and forwarded to the Treasury Department of the Government in favor of you, for immediate release of your fund to the above-stated account without any further prejudice. We cannot approve the fund transfer to the account without a confirmation from you stating a change of beneficiary account to the above-stated account. Kindly contact me to confirm if you issued an instruction for the fund to be transferred to the above stated account today. You are expected to respond to this email within 24hours for confirmation. The fund will be wired to the aforestated account if you fail to contact this office after 24hours of receiving this email. I await your speedy response. Thanks for your co-operation. Yours faithfully Mr. Peter Launsky