This Western Union scam is a straightforward money transfer scam, related to the common lottery scams that circulate on the net. Just confirm your details and your payment will be sent (you’re supposed to know already what the payment is for). If you take the bait, you’ll find that a whole range of “fees” and “taxes” have to be paid up front, and once the scammer has received your money he’ll vanish into thin air.
from: Henning firstname.lastname@example.org
date: Sat, Oct 12, 2002 at 5:45 AM
subject: Go and Pick Your Money
How are you today?
I write to inform you that we have already sent you The USD$5000.00 dollars through Western union as we have been given the mandate to transfer your full compensation payment total sum of USD$395,000.00 via western union by this government.
I look for your telephone number to contact you but I have lost my diary I decided to email you the MTCN and sender name so that you will pick up this USD$5000.00 to enable us send another USD$5000.00 today as you know we will be sending you only USD$5000.00 per day.
Please pick up this information and Proceed to western union to pick up the Fund and Write me back to send you another payment today, Here is the western union information to pick up the Fund.
MTCN : 215 678 0077
Sender’s Name:Rebecca Chim
Text Question: Will
I am waiting for your response once you pick up this fund, Please email me your direct telephone number because I need to be calling you once we send any payment ok.
western union Headquarters Benin.
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