This email with the subject "THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER!!!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 28 Jul 2010 02:41:09 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "VINCENT BENSON"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
THE TRUTH OF THE MATTER
I refer to your fund transfer programmed for by Dr. Clement Egwu, the Chairman on Foreign Payment Verification Panel (FPVP), to tell you the truth of the delay in crediting your nominated account, I had called your telephone without response and I left a message. I wish to bring to your notice that the delay in releasing this fund into your account, is being caused by me because of the breach of agreement between me and your so called partners in Nigeria who introduced you into the business some year(s)
Your partners approached me year(s) back when I was still one of the members of the board of director in the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) they requested they want to present you as a beneficiary of this fund; So after our negotiation, we unanimously agreed that they (your partners) would give me a substantial amount (CASH) of the total sum on my acceptance to assist them to transfer the fund into your account. When I accepted the offer, they forwarded all your banking particulars to me for onward transfer.
As soon as I made some fruitful effort on the business and demanded my share as agreed, your partners deviated from the agreement and decided to go through the International Remittance Department at my back in an attempt to cheat me out, also not knowing that the International remittance Department is also under my control as the then directors of remittance was a very close associate of mine. Then I got the knowledge of their evil plans and prove their illicit efforts abortive. In their plots, I actually allowed the fund to be moved to various paying agent in Nigeria including the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), Netherlands, London, even in the USA etc to avert the eyes of the federal auditors here, but with a consolidated check so to make sure that they do not make the transfer. That is why you have been pursing this payment for long without success.
They succeeded in manipulating information from the master file of this said fund but they were unable to change the Payment Code, which is the coding and decoding of the central computerized database. I have intentionally changed the real access to this Code as a tool to checkmate their nefarious activities as then Director of Foreign Claims and Contract/inheritance Payment. That is why each time an attempt is made to transfer your fund; Their telex computer will generate an automated message alert to all governing bodies on monetary regulations to checkmate the transfer, because the master data base bears a different code, thereby causing a technical hitch on transfer; to protect your interest before it is to late I will advise you to STOP all previous and present communication concerning this or else you will have yourself to blame and do not disclose this letter and information to any body as the success in every business a man does depends on the secret.
Subsequently, I want crave your indulgence on the impossibility of transferring this fund without legally obtaining all the documents required from the appropriate offices. There has to be a thorough homework; making sure we create no room for suspicion; as long as I am concerned the transfer of the fund whole and entire to your account is confirmed there is no doubt about it.
Mr. Vincent Benson