Western Union Scam (Mr. Gorge)

This is an example of a basic advance fee fraud, although it is a little unusual in that it doesn’t invoke any deposed dictators or dying widows. It’s structured a bit like a lottery scam: your money has been awarded and you just need to call us to pick it up. There is of course no real “Mr. Gorge,” and Western Union, which is a real company, is not actually involved. A scammer is just using these names to try to get money from you.

Date: Wed, 29 Apr 2015 04:17:20 -0430 (VET)
From: “Mrs. Sandra Synder” d.m0006@cantv.net
Reply-To: westernunion7@postafiok.hu
Subject: Dear, customer

Dear customer

We have deposited the check of your fund ($1.500`000`00USD) through Western Union department after our finally meeting regarding your fund, All you will do is to contact Western Union director Mr. gorge. He will give you direction on how you will be receiving the funds daily. Remember to send him your Full information to avoid wrong transfer such as,

Receiver’s Name_______________
Address: ________________
Country: _____________
Phone Number: _____________

Though, Mrs. Sandra Synder has sent $5000 in your name today so contact Mr. gorge or you call him +229-99-79-66-23 as soon as you receive this email and tell him to give you the Mtcn, sender name and question/answer to pick the $5000 Please let us know as soon as you received all your fund

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