||> From: WESTERN UNION <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> Subject: Western Union Transaction Status
> Date: Friday, April 17, 2009, 5:33 AM
> Western Union Corporate
> 12 BP 5001 LAGOS NIGERIA
> Hotline: (234) 8053152439
> We have wired the first $5000 in your name you of
> which you can pick it in any western union office/agent
> in your country, but the problem now is that the payment is
> withheld by the authorities due to in volume of the amount.
> below is the information
> SENDERS NAME: CHIGOZIE OMEYE
> MTCN NUMBER :203-105-1216
> The total amount deposited with this financial
> instauration has exceeded the limit that can be processed
> via Western Union Money Transfer. However, Western
> Union Money Transfer has a comprehensive compliance program
> within its organization to ensure compliance with government
> rules and regulations. We do not want our services to be
> used in illegal money laundering activities. It is our
> policy that we follow both the letter and the spirit of the
> law and the regulations. Therefore, the payment is blocked
> due to the volume of the amount involve, the authorities
> requires Money Laundry clearance. The fund is too large to
> be transferred without vital paperwork’s.
> Therefore, you are advised to comply with Money
> Laundering Act 1995. Securities Exchange Commission Act
> (SEC104) Enacted by the west African Government of
> 2001Prohibition Of Money Laundering; no person or body
> corporate shall make or accept cash payment of a sum
> a) $50,000 or its equivalent, in the case of an
> individual, or
> (b) $100,000, or its equivalent, in the case of a body
> corporate, except in a transaction through a financial
> institution without money laundry clearance. This
> will cost you $158 only.
> We have notified our legal department and the
> financial accredited attorney is ready to do the job for you
> as soon as you remit the documentation fee which is $158.
> Note that your total fund has been insured to the real value
> and as such cannot be deducted from. This is in accordance
> with article 44 subsections 144 of the West African economic
> and monetary union and central bank of Benin Regulations as
> amended in the 1996 constitution. This is to protect clients
> and to avoid misappropriation of funds.
> You are advised to remit
> the $158 via western union/money gram to the below
> Receiver: --------
> Michael Mavin
> Address: --------50 kofo
> Abayomi Street
> Country: ---------- Lagos
> Test Question:
> ……….. In God
> Test Answer: We
> Upon receipt this
> fees, the attorney will procure the
> required documents within 6hrs and we will send the
> first part immediately.
> I look forward to the pleasure of your kind favorable
> response fairly soon, in the meantime with kindest regards
> and best wishes
> Mr . Richard Lee.
> Executive Vice President and Chief Financial
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