Scams that claim to be associated with payment services like PayPal and Western Union are common, and this is a recent example of a Western Union scam. “Joe Timo” is trying to send you your money, but it isn’t working. You need to get in touch with him so he can complete the delivery (i.e., pick your pocket).
Subject: YOUR FIRST PAYMENT MTCN
From: Mr. Joe Timo
Date: Thu, 14 May 2015
Attention Beneficiary For Your Compensation Payment of $2.5 Million US Dollars,
We are writing to inform you that we have already sent you your first payment of $4,500.00 usd dollars through Western union as we have been given the mandate to transfer your full compensation payment total sum of $2.5 Million USD, via western union by this government. I was calling your telephone number to give you the information through phone but you did not pick up my calls through out that yesterday even this morning.
Now, I decided to email you the MTCN and sender name so that you will pick up the $4,500.00 usd to enable us send another $4,500.00 usd today as you know we will be sending you only $4,500.00 usd per day. and here is our western union web site tracking below ( https://wumt.westernunion.com/asp/orderstatus.asp?country=global ) to track the MTCN before going to any western union to pick up your payment, please be advice to make sure that you track the MTCN on your computer to view the MTCN available before going to western union. Here is your first payment information which was sent to today below;
Money Transfer Control Number (M.T.C.N): 8398670833
Senders First Name: Mike
Senders Last Name: Idigo
Waiting to hear from you as soon as you pick up your first payment, and here is our contact telephone number +229-99386892.
Thanks And Best Regard,
Mr. Joe Timo
Foreign operation manager