Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419

Subject: Release/Transfer Notice for your due Funds (US$3,500,000:00)


This email with the subject "Release/Transfer Notice for your due Funds (US$3,500,000:00)" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 12 Sep 2010 17:12:00 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was "FEDERAL MINISTRY OF FINANCE"<>, although it may have been spoofed.

                                                  FEDERAL MINISTRY OF FINANCE.
                                                  Office of the Minister of Finance 
                                                  12 LEKKI PENNINSULA, LAGOS-NIGERIA.
                                                    TEL: (01-1)234-808-255-1378  (Hot-Line)

Ref:   FMF/SGH/231/01                      
Date: 9th August  2010. 
Release/Transfer Notice for your due Funds (US$3,500,000:00).
Payment File No: A.
24Hrs Service
It is very important that the recipient of this Letter should call this office 
inother to confirm it to us that this very Letter was received by the true 
You are advised to read this Letter very carefully because every 
paragraph explains what you need to know about the Release and 
Transfer of your due Funds.
At this point, we wish to remind you to stop all further contact with any 
person or person(s) whom is not recommended by this Ministry. Our 
Intelligence Monitoring Unit (I.M.U), Code of Conduct Bureau, Legal 
Unit and The Nigerian Police Force (N.P.F) have already apprehended 
some of those suspects whom attempted to divert your Funds.
You are advised to stop all further contact with some scammer you have 
been dealing with, that have defrauded you of huge sums because they 
are WANTED criminal suspects.
As the honourable Minister of Nigeria, I work on behalf of the Paying 
Bank of Nigeria (Platinum Habib Bank) under the supervision of the 
honourable President of The Federal Republic of Nigeria. 
We are glad to announce it to you today that the honourable President of 
The Federal Republic of Nigeria and the Accountant General of the 
Federation have collectively Approved and signed the Order to Release 
and Transfer being the certified documentation authorizing us (The 
Federal Ministry of Finance) to credit your nominated Bank Account.. 
A copy of the Order to Release and Transfer have been forwarded to our 
international remittance department for the onward crediting of your 
In other words, we put it to you that we are ready to remit your said Funds 
into your choiced Bank Account because we have a 3-4 working days time 
constrain to Pay-off each beneficiary short-listed to be Paid by this 
Ministry. Our Legal Unit have already reviewed your Payment Files and 
they have passed it on to my desk for me to Pay you accordingly, so be 
rest assured that you will receive your due Funds as soon as possible. 
Officially, you will receive your due Funds via an "Electronic Wire 
Transfer" which will enable your Funds reflect in your choiced Bank 
Account within 48hrs after effect. This mode of Payment is defined as one 
of the best and safest mode to remit huge Funds internationally as it is 
absolutely different from the usual swift transfer which takes longer time. 
Most Banks within the United States of America, Europe and other 
developed countries operate with the "Electronic Wire Transfer" for 
international transfers because it is a recent innovation in the Banking 
Certainly we shall transfer your valued US$3,500,000:00 from the 
Sundry/Suspense Account of the Federal Government of Nigeria being 
the official Account for international/foreign Payments/debts. A 
Sundry/Suspense Account can be defined as a secret Account owned by a 
government and operated by certain assigned government officials being 
the authorized signatories whom must sign before Funds can be remitted 
from such account. For this very account no form of direct withdrawals can 
be made from it except a Bank to Bank wire transfer which must be 
Approved by the honourable President being the principal signatory to the 
Consequent to the fact that I am responsible to Pay you, it is still my duty 
to enlighten you on the accurate steps to take in order for you to gain full 
possession of this said Funds being Approved in your name.
In the combat against fraud, Funds divertion and Funds delay, we have re
-lenghtly ensured that several foreign beneficiaries have been Paid 
accordingly in order to retain and rekindle our country's reputation on the 
global map because this recent government dispensation is focused and 
targeted to relieve all foreign deabts as mandated by The Senate, The 
National House of Assembly, The Federal Executive Council (F.E.C), 
Code of Conduct Bureau and The Federal Ministry of Finance (F.M.F).  
Already, alot of foreign beneficiaries have been Paid by this Ministry so 
yours will not be an exception considering the fact that the honourable 
President have Approved your due Funds today dated 9th August  2010. 
In accordance to section (1) paragraph 9 of the Settlement Edict Law of 
The Federal Republic of Nigeria of 1992, it is imperative that you provide 
us with the below listed information so that we can Pay you.  
1. Bank Name and Address.
2. Bank Account Number.
3. Routing Number/Swift Code (very important).
4. Your Residential Address.
5. Your mobile or home telephone Number.
6. A form of identification (I.D Card or Driver's License) is also required 
for official references. 
The TRUTH is what we stand for. TEL: (01-1)234-808-255-1378.
This Official Letter is being issued to you by "The Federal Ministry of 
Finance" in collaboration with The Presidency.
Copied to:
The Accountant General of The Federation.
Platinum Habib Bank (Bank PHB).
The President's office.
Yours Sincerely,
Minister Of Finance
Federal Republic Of Nigeria.        
Direct Tel: (01-1)234-808-255-1378