It sounds like such a sure thing, doesn't it? After all, the email says that "We obtained an irrevocable payment guarantee on your Payment from the presidency," whatever that means.
In reality, this is a scam. They will attempt to get money out of you. Don't be fooled, don't reply to message like this. Simply delete them.
This message entered the mailstream from a server at telepacific.net, a carrier in Southern California, but the email addresses cited are in in Armenia. However, that doesn't mean anything; the scammers could be anywhere.
From: "Mrs Linda Hank" email@example.com
Subject: IRREVOCABLE RELEASE OF YOUR PAYMENT.
Mrs. Linda Hank
Debt Reconciliation Department.
Our Ref: WB/NF/UNO/XX027/2011
Chairman Committee On Foreign
Contract And Inheritance fund Payment Notification
From United Nations.
IRREVOCABLE RELEASE OF YOUR PAYMENT.
We have actually been authorized by the newly appointed UN secretary general, and the governing body of the UNITED NATIONS monetary unit, to investigate the unnecessary delay of your inheritance fund,recommended and approved in your favour. During the course of our investigation, we discovered with dismay that your payment has been unnecessarily Delayed by corrupt officials of the Bank who are Trying to divert your money into their private accounts, to forestall this, security for your funds Was organized in the form of your personal Identification number (PIN) ATM CARD this will enable only you have direct Control over this fund, we will handle this payment ourselves to avoid the hopeless situation created by the Officials of
We obtained an irrevocable payment guarantee on your Payment from the presidency. we are happy to inform you that based on our recommendation/instructions your Entire Inheritances fund has been credited in your favor through ATM card. You are therefore advice to send your contact details BELOW TO.
Mr. Peter Marriott.
International Audit unit,
United Nations Liaison Office Zurich Switzerland:
To collect your original payment slip with your ATM card.
They will issue you an ATM card that will be withdraw in any ATM machine in any part of the world, So if you like to receive your funds through this means kindly let us know by contacting the card payment center and also send the following information as stated below to them as directed above.
1. PHONES AND FAX NUMBER,
2. ADDRESS WERE YOU WANT THEM TO SEND THE ATM CARD TO (P.O BOX NOT ACCEPTABLE)
3. YOUR AGE AND CURRENT OCCUPATION
4. YOUR FULL NAME.
NOTE: YOU ARE ADVICED TO FURNISH REV. MARRIOTT WITH YOUR CORRECT CONTACT DETAILS.AND ALSO BE INFORMED THAT THE AMOUNT TO BE PAID NOW IS $8.3 MILLION THE REST WILL BE PAID TO YOU IN A LATER DATE.
We expect your urgent response to this email to enable us monitor this payment effectively thereby making contact with Rev. Peter Marriott as directed to avoid further delay.
MRS. LINDA HANK