This email with the subject "Attn: Beneficiary," was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 15 Sep 2010 11:18:36 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "Mr.Lucas Williams"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
I am compelled to write you in respect of your fund remittance, which transfer has remained unsuccessful. I am very sure that you must have lost hope of ever getting your fund transfer released especially after all the frustrations, endless disappointment and broken promises in the hands of some officials.
However, I am writing you because I am familiar with the history of this fund release. My privileged knowledge and acquaintance with this payment issue is due to my closeness and association with the immediate past Governor of the central bank of Nigeria, PROFESSOR CHARLES SOLUDO, whom I worked with from 2003 until his voluntary retirement in June 2009, and in addition to the current position which I still maintain within the Bank. As such and must not be revealed to any other Nigerian official no matter your cordiality and closeness.
This request must be noted in view of the fact that the current Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, SANUSI LAMIDO SANUSI is yet to be briefed on some outstanding issues and information by his predecessor and other top officials of the Bank who are not political appointees and who have worked in the bank for more than 2decades. Briefly, I am quite sure that you must be wondering the reason behind the non-release of your long awaited fund after our Government officially granted approval for its remittance. I may also believe that you would have received countless, unconfirmed and spurious payment Advices and remittance instructions from some officials indicating that they have granted approval for the transfer of your fund.
You may have also been directed to visit different cities and countries with the instruction that your fund would be released at such payment post or that your fund could be delivered to you at your residence. All these are cooked up Stories from impostors who wish to extort money from you while they do not have any knowledge of the true position of your fund transfer.
Meanwhile, I would like you to note the following.
(1) Our government has granted irrevocable payment approval for your fund remittance.
(2) Official release of this fund according to the record from the office of the Accountant General of the Federation and Ministry of Finance have been duly effected and documented.
(3) Your fund is presently being held at the ECO BANK NIGERIA PLC (Details available with me). However for the avoidance of doubt, the reason for the non-release of your fund till now is due to the fact that the Bank has not received any direct instruction about the beneficiary of the outstanding amount as the fund is still being held in the name of the original contractor, ELBLAN IND.S.A. LUXEMBOURG, (details available with me), in view of the non-provision of a proof of ownership of the fund.
The original contractors in collaboration with a top official of the Trade & Exchange department of the central bank has been rolling the fund with the Foreign Bank and the interest is shared amongst the officials.
If you are very certain that you will not disclose this information to anyone, get back to me and I will give you further directives on what you should do immediately.
NB: You are to stop further dealings with any of your Nigeria Representatives with immediate effect, to avoid further extortion of your hard earn currency.
Mr. Lucas Williams.