This is a scam mail, but we are surprised to see a “unitednations.org” as the only contact address in the email.
A quick check on the site shows that it is a parked page. The WHOIS shows that the owner of the domain has blocked their registration information from view by the privacy service.
Anyone can contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request for the information of the actual registrant. Anyway, they have to pay for the domain registration, so there is a way to trace who the real person is behind this sam.
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From: MR ALVIN HOLMAN <email@example.com>
Subject: how are u
Date: Monday, September 29, 2008, 12:24 AM
My name is Alvin Holman an American citizen working with the United Nations. I’m a married man with 2 kids. I am contacting you for the purpose of a business transaction.
Through the years I have served with the United Nations and with my position, I was able to secure a sum of money amounting to 30million US dollars from contracts and assignments in conflicting countries. The money was earned on contract basis to non staff, so therefore I need a neutral person to be able to cash the money. As a result of this I am contacting you and not even a family member to avoid complications arising from talks or the likes. I got your e-mail address from the internet while searching for a reliable and competent person for the transaction.
Please this e-mail should not be treated as one of those from Africa. Looking forward to receiving your reply and doing business with you.