Scammers will always use large sums of money or ridiculous offers to trick persons into sending then their information which, they can use against them or sell to other scammers.
Here is a copy of the email scam message:
Subject: Important message, Get back to me immediately
Date: Wed, 30 Jan 2013 13:29:25 +0100
I am Mr. Scott Smith the Asst Director Inspection Unit/United Nations in Hartsfield Atlanta Intl Airport Georgia USA. During my recent withheld package check at the Airport Storage Vault, I discovered an abandoned shipment from a Diplomat and when scanned it revealed an undisclosed sum of money in a metal trunk box. The boxes was abandoned because the Contents of the boxes was not declared by the consignee as “MONEY” rather it was declared as personal effect to avoid interogation and also the inability of the diplomat to pay for the Non Inspection Charges of $3,700USD. On my assumption, the box will contain about $2.5 Million to $3 Million. The details of the consignment including your name, your email address and the official document tagged on the Metal Trunk boxes.to enable me confirm if you are the actual recipient of this boxes I will advise you provide your current Phone Number and Full Address, to enable me cross check if it corresponds with the address on the official documents including the name of
Be informed that the reason I have taken it upon myself to contact you personally about this Boxes is because I want us to transact this business and share the money 70% for you and 30% for me since the consignment has not yet been returned to the Treasury Dept after being abandoned by the diplomat so immediately the confirmation is made, I will go ahead and pay for the Non Inspection Fee of $3,700 dollars and arrange for the box to be delivered to your doorstep Or I can bring it by myself to avoid any more trouble but you have to assure me of my 30% share? if we can keep this deal confidential then we will make progress
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