This email with the subject "FROM: MICHAEL GIBBS (TREAT WITH UTMOST RESPECT)" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 20 Mar 2009 11:17:09 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Michael Gibbs" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM THE DESK OF MICHAEL GIBBS INTERCONTINENTAL BANK PLC 23/25, ADEOLA ODEKU STREET VICTORIA ISLAND LAGOS - NIGERIA Dear friend, My name is Mr. Michael Gibbs; an Account Officer with Intercontinental Bank Plc. At my disposal, I have an over-invoiced sum of $45,000,000.00 (Forty Five Million United States Dollars). This fund came into being as a result of an over-invoiced valued payment made to a foreign company (Dhangi Constructions Pvt Singapore) for the constructions and building of Warri International Airport, and after paying Dhangi Constructions Pvt their contract sum, there was a left over-invoiced valued at $45,000,000.00 (Forty Five Million United States Dollars) which can only be claim by a foreigner like you hence my reason for contacting you to assist me in making this claim. Note that this transaction is risk free, you do not need to entertain any fear or worries as all logistics and modalities of fund transfer has been mapped out by me as an insider of the bank. I have all the necessary back-up documentations that will facility the smooth transfer of the fund to your chosen account abroad. You will be entitled to 35% of the total value of this business, 60% will be mine as the initiator, while the balance of 5% will be set aside for any expenses which may be incur as the business progresses either from telephone calls or fax messages. Please endeavour to indicate your interest to collaborate with me with this transaction by sending me the relevant information that will aid the free flow of this business such as your private telephone and fax number(s). I look forward hearing you. Best regards, Michael Gibbs.