Here's a variation on the basic scam money transfer email.
You received a a check in the mail from "UNITED NATION ORGANISATION", possibly using a name
of "Mr. Ben Kerry" or "MR MICHAEL LOWE", of which
you are supposed to return 10% to them (at this point you should be asking
yourself, why they didn't just keep the 10%!)
That gibberish is meaningless.
There is a real United Nations, but it's name is not "UNITED NATION ORGANISATION"
and it is based in New York, not London . Don't let the familiar name fool you. The scammer
has nothing to do with them; the
email and the grant are all nonsense. If you believe that there are
organizations randomly handing out money like this, then we fear you may have been scammed already!
If you need more tangible proof, ask yourself this: why
would an substantial organization with a website ask you to reply to a yahoo (or
hotmail or other) generic, free email address, unrelated to the organization,
which ANYONE could get?
UNITED NATION ORGANISATION" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: U.S.A GOVERNMENT,WORLD BANK, UNITED
NATION ORGANIZATION OFFICIAL APPROVAL PAYMENT VALUED $10.2M
Date: Tue, 8 Apr 2008 09:58:57 +0100 (WEST)
THE UNITED NATION ORGANISATION
LONDON UNITED KINGDOM
UNITED NATION PAYMENT APPROVAL OFFICE
Special Duties/Logistics Department
FOREIGN CONTRACT/WINNING PAYMENT BUREAU
Our Ref: FGN /SNT/STB YourRef!-!-!-!-!-!-.
U.S.A GOVERNMENT,WORLD BANK,UNITED NATION
ORGANIZATION OFFICIAL APPROVAL PAYMENT VALUED $10.2M United Nation
Organization Fund Office in collaboration with British /U.S.A
Government and World Bank, do hereby give this irreversible
endorsement order with Release Code: GNC/3480/02/00 in your favor
for the 2008 United National Grant Alleviation Allocation
Entitlement/Award Winning payment with the United Nation to your
nominated bank account. Your Payment Release Code is as follows;
United Nation Approval No; UN5685P, White House Approved No: WH44CV,
Reference No.-35460021, Allocation No: 674632 Password No: 339331,
Pin Code No: 55674 and your Certificate of Merit Payment No:
UNGAAP-103, World Bank Released Code No: 0763; Immediate Citibank
Telex confirmation No: -1114433; Secret Code No: XXTN013, Having
received these vital payment number, Hence, you are now qualified to
receive and confirm your payment from the United Nation Fund Office
through the Citibank Plc London, immediately within the next 72hrs.
In other to justify the rationale for your
nomination for this grant, you are required to Deal and Communicate
only with MR MICHAEL LOWE, DIRECTOR INTERNATIONAL REMMITTANCE
CITIBANK OF UNITED KINGDOM, with the help and monitory team from the
INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND OF NEW YORK which is our official
corresponding bank heading the Committee On United Nation Grant
Alleviation Allocation Programme (UNGAAP) Payment Matters, So
contact: MR MICHAEL LOWE on his contact information, FAX
NUMBER:+447092883361,TELEPHON, OFFICE/BANK:+44 7511541841,Email:
, for immediate release of your
2008 United Nation Grant Alleviation Allocation Entitlement Claim.
Note: Your personal Contact/Communication
Code with Citibank is (678/UNGAAP); you are advice to send you full
information to the Citibank of London International Remittance
Director Headed by Mr. Michael Lowe and make sure you speak with
him, with your new payment code for release of your payment.
1) YOUR FULL NAME:
2) ADDRESS, CITY, STATE AND COUNTRY:
3) PHONE, FAX AND MOBILE:
4) COMPANY NAME (IF ANY) POSITION AND
5) PROFESSION, AGE AND MARITAL STATUS:
6) COPY OF YOUR INT'L PASSPORT/DRIVERS
As a matter of fact, it has come to our
notice that most criminal syndicate has employ this opportunity to
defraud innocent people, We warn you not to correspond to any
unknown contact made to you without confirming from this office for
prove as you might be lured with a similar opportunity that may
OFFICER: MR MICHAEL LOWE.
POSITION: DIRECTOR, INTL, REMMITTANCE
TELEPHONE OFFICE/BANK::(+44-7511541841), FAX
Mr. BEN KERRY
United Nation Grant Alleviation Allocation
Programme (UNGAAP) Agent United Kingdom Regional Office