UN Phishing Email

16th July 2015 | By admin
  • Received from: Filippo Grandi
  • Reply-to address: forexdeptb2k@gmail.com
  • Subject: Greetings
  • Body:
    *See Attachment Letter and Contact Us*
  • Attachments: United Nations Notification Letter!!!.doc
  • Overall Analysis:
    Attached document contains text that claims the receiver of this mail is rewarded with some amount of money and requests personal information from the receiver in order to deliver the mentioned amount. That’s a typical phishing email.
  • Mail server lookup:
    The email address supplied in the attached letter for the receiver to send the personal information is forexdept252@consultant.com Mail server of this address is not reachable as seen in below output of the connection attempt[1].

Connecting to
7/7/2015 9:02:51 AM Connection attempt #1 – Unable to connect after 15 seconds. [15.00 sec]
PWS3v2 15313ms


  • Raw content of the attachment:

Dear Email Owner/Fund Beneficiary,

We have actually been authorized by the newly appointed United Nation secretary general, and the governing body of the UNITED NATIONS Monetary Unit, to investigate the unnecessary delay on your payment, recommended and approved in your favor. 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 funds into their private accounts.

To forestall this, security for your funds was organized in the form of your personal Identification number (PIN) ATM CARD and this will enable only you to have direct Control over your funds in the ATM CARD. We will monitor this payment ourselves to avoid the hopeless situation created by the Officials of the bank.

An irrevocable payment guarantee has been issued by the World Bank Group and the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on your Payment. However, we are happy to inform you that based on our recommendation/Instructions; your complete Inheritance funds have been credited in your favor through ATM VISA CARD.
You are therefore advice to contact:

Mr. Jeffrey Boucher.
Director ATM Payment Department
(FNB Bank Plc South Africa)
Email Address: forexdept252@consultant.com
Direct Office lines: +27-74-864-1469
Office Fax Line: +27-86-241-4395

Contact him now for the delivery of your ATM Card. As soon as you establish a contact with him, an ATM card will be issued to you immediately which you can use to withdraw your funds in any Bank ATM Machine in your Country, but the maximum is $5000 per day. So if you like to receive your funds through this means you’re advised to contact (Mr. Jeffrey Boucher) with the following information as stated below:

1. Your Full Name:
2. Address Where You Want the Courier Company to Send Your ATM Card
To or (P.O Box)
3. Nationality:
4. Occupation:
5. Mobile Number:
6. Private E-Mail Address:

NOTE: You are advised to furnish Mr. Jeffrey Boucher with your correct and valid details. Also be informed that the amount to be paid to you is USD$1,200,000,00. We expect your urgent response to this email to enable us monitor this payment effectively thereby making contact with Mr. JEFFREY BOUCHER as directed to avoid further delay.




  • Screenshot of the attachment:

[1] “Test mail server SMTP (port 25)” tool of the mxtoolbox.com

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