So I have got this a few times. It basically says you won or we sending you and shit load of cash through western union. Here is the MTCN go get it and cut us in like $280. I checked the number through WU myself and it's valid???? The money is there whether it is the given amount or not. It even has the question so i don't have to show ID. So what scam is this and how can I not go to jail for picking up this money? Yes I know it says to send $280 first but why r they given valid mtcn numbers ready for pick up? Goodday To You!!! This mail is to inform you that your funds worth $500,000usd ( Five hundred Thoudand United States Dollars ) was been brought into our office this morning to be transfered to you via western union money transfer. We want you to know that we are encountering some difficulties sending it because its a huge amount of money. So we are sending it in bit worth $5,000 usd until it reaches the full amount of $500,000 usd. That is to say you will be receiving m.t.c.n 's from us each day. Right now we have succeeded in transfering the first $5,000 usd to you. You are adviced to track it online and know the status. Here is the details below. Website: http://www.westernunion.com/info/selectCountry.asp?country=global Senders First Name: ***e** Senders Last Name: ****a** M.T.C.N: ********** Question:******** Answer:***** Amount: $5,000 usd. This fund is ready for pick up but at this time you cannot pick it up because you are required to make the payment of $280. This is to facilitate the transfer so that it can be picked up by you. ( Thats our Charge ) This is the full details of how you are to make the payment. You are to make the payment via Western Union Money Transfer with the information below. Receivers Name: Mr Pakar Michael Destination: Lagos, Nigeria Amount to send: $280 usd Text Question: Helper Text Answer: God M.T.C.N: ?????????? As soon as the fee has been paid, do send back to us the Senders Name: ......................... Senders Address: ............... M.T.C.N: ......................... NOTE: You are to forward the required information to Mr. Durwin Harrison Email: email@example.com Phone Number: 0092348023553266 As soon as the required details has been forwarded to us you will be able to pick up your mtcn worth $5,000usd. As soon as the charge has been paid you will pick up your first transfer and we will send you another m.t.c.n worth $5,000 usd as early as possible tomorrow.