Beware! It's a Cyber World: PAYMENT NOTIFICATION from Federal Reserve Bank of America
I got the following message today pretending to be from Federal Reserve Bank of America, informing me for the payment of US $ 7.3 million is approved and ready to be transferred. They have provided lots of complicated details just to convince me that it is a legitimate notification.
You can find many of such mails and notifications here "Compensation Scams" and "Winning Notification"
Beware of following payment/winning notifications that can hit your inbox also or might be already there in your spam box. This is clearly an effort to steal your private information. Once one would respond to Mr Nelson Alan, as recommended, they will get you trapped to cheat you for processing fee or courier charges etc.
From: Federal Reserve Bank of America (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sent: Mon, February 28, 2011 2:03:52 PM
Subject: PAYMENT NOTIFICATION
Attention: Our Honorable Beneficiary
Payment Release Instruction From Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
Acting on our capacity as the international correspondent bank to the International Monetary Fund Organization, this is to officially notify you that we have received a confirmation advice from the International Monetary Funds External Auditors Committee, World Bank, United Nations Organization and the Federal Reserve Bank of America respectively via International Payment Voucher Number: IMF/FRBWDC/BOA-93WB82UN567-G requesting our bank to direct the FCMB BANK USA N.A, a subsidiary of the Federal Reserve Bank of America to disburse your due wining/inheritance and contract payment valued at Seven Million Three Hundred Thousand United States Dollars (US7.3M) in your favor via their branch in New York.
In consideration of the above, you have been issued with this Exclusive Reference Identification Number (IMF/FRB-NY/9USXX10751/09), Vide Transaction No.: WHA/EUR/202 and Transfer Allocation No.: FRB/X44/701LN/NYC/US, Password: 339331, Pin Code: 78569, Certificate of Merit No: 104, Release Code No: 0876; Immediate FCMB Telex Confirmation No: -222568; Secret Code: XXTN014. Having received these vital payment numbers, you are instantly qualified to receive and confirm your payment within the next 72hrs. as necessary clearance has been granted from the International Monetary Funds External Auditors to release the funds to you with immediate effect.
In view of this directive received from the International Monetary Funds (IMF), we have on our own part verified your payment file as directed to us, and your name is next on the list of outstanding fund beneficiaries to receive their payment at this First quarter of year 2011. With that being done, you are required to urgently contact the FCMB USA N.A. in New York through their International Funds Release Supervisor:
Contact Person: Nelson Alan.
(Head, Funds Release Supervisor)
And reconfirm your international payment voucher number and your reference identification number respectively before that office with a view to the final remittance approval and subsequent crediting of your bank account to the tune of funds as stated herein.
1) Full Name:
2) Full Address;
3) Your contact telephone and fax number
4) Your Age and Profession;
5) Copy of any valid form of your Identification;
6) Your Bank name;
7) Your Bank Address;
8) Account name and Number;
9) ABA/Routing Number;
10) Swift or Sort Code/IBAN;
Thank you for your anticipated co-operation.
TREAT AS URGENT.
FEDERAL RESERVE BANK OF NEW YORK
Too good to be true, isn't it...??