This email with the subject "A Very Important Information" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 07 Mar 2009 11:47:01 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Drew Stewart <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Honourable, With profound respect have I decided to contact you this day because of a certain confidential information that can be of mutual benefit to me and you if followed diligently. I would have preferred to communicate this news to you through a more secured medium, but hence there is no other at my disposal, I had to use this. I am Drew Stewart, the Chief Administrative Officer, in one of the Commercial Banks in London. As the accounting officer in charge of a certain fixed coded dollar deposit account, which one of our late clients deposited. He was one time Minister of Communication in Nigeria, Africa. Since his death, hence a coded account, nobody except two key officers in our bank knows the actual owner of the deposit, and of course non of his family members are aware of the existence of the deposit, hence is a common knowledge and proven evidences are abound that those who find themselves in the position of authority in Nigeria, are in the habit of looting their state treasury due to the high level of corruption in their Government. It is my intention with the collaboration of my boss to contact you in regards to the above information, and solicit for your hand in partnership to claiming the deposit. We have perfected everything to make it easy and risk free to pay this money out as soon as I am convinced that you will collaborate with me and in harmony share the money as will be agreed between us before the money is processed in your favour. I believe that you will not capitalize on the secret nature of this information and my position as a staff of the bank who might not be capable to demand for his own if you decided to turn your back on us. In order to save guard the deposit for our aim, a bank draft has already been issued to show that the money has been paid out to the beneficiary, which we later cancelled and moved the money into a transit account from where it will be paid out. As soon as I hear from you, I will send to you some of the documents issued when the deposit was made, and a copy of the Bank Draft that was issued and cancelled to perfect our arrangement, and remove the transaction from our fixed deposit records. All other classified information will be communicated to you as soon as you show your interest. With they service of a prominent lawyer, who I will introduce to you and the processing of the transfer in your favour, the money will be legitimately paid out to you within 7 banking working days. For security reasons, you are hereby required to restrict all communications through this email address and phone number. On no condition shall this deal be discussed or communicated through any other of my official email addresses or phone numbers. I am sure you know the implication of exposure and its consequences. You now can reach me through email@example.com or on telephone number +447035975211. Looking forward to hearing from you very soon as the business requires. Yours Truly Drew Disclaimer Notice: This email and any attachments may contain privileged and confidential information. If you are not the intended recipient you may not distribute any part of this email or attachments. If you have received this email in error, please notify me by emailing the return email address or delete this transmission.