This email with the subject "Treat as Urgent ........" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 04 Jul 2010 07:17:10 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "Dr. Gauis Obaseki"<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
I hope my email meets you well. My name is Dr. Gaius Obaseki, Former Group Managing Director Nigeria National Petroleum Co-operation. I have $21 Million US dollars which are presently in banks in Canada and United Kingdom. I have made necessary arrangement on how to move this fund from the banks.
I will want to present you as the rightfully owner of the fund and as unpaid contractor, all legal documents will be on your name. Presently, the new Government in Nigeria has seized most of my property and freezes all my accounts in the country, but nobody is aware of this fund except my wife.
The most important thing is that can we trust you? Once the funds get to your custody, you will have 40% and 55% will be for me and my family until we arrive in your country, while 5% will be for the privileges provided that you will work according to my instruction. Your own part of this deal is to find a safe place where this fund can be sent.
If you are interested I will furnish you with more details. But the whole process is simple and we must keep a low profile at all times.
Your urgent response is needed.
Thanks and be blessed.
Dr. Gaius Obaseki.
Former Group Managing Director (NNPC).