This email with the subject "Attn:Beneficiary: DIRECTIVES ON YOUR AWAITING FUND. I am Mr.Charles Elvis,Pay Master General of the Federation,I wish to inform you that we have received authentic approval and instruction directly from our president,Alhaji Umaru Musa Yar Adua (GCFR)Fe" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 03 Apr 2009 09:11:32 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Mr.Charles Elvis" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Attn:Beneficiary: DIRECTIVES ON YOUR AWAITING FUND. I am Mr.Charles Elvis,Pay Master General of the Federation,I wish to inform you that we have received authentic approval and instruction directly from our president,Alhaji Umaru Musa Yar Adua (GCFR)Federal Republic of Nigeria to pay you,your outstanding Inheritance Sum. It has become considerably emergent that we have been directed to take this measure due to the much embarrassment being caused to certain foreign beneficiaries and the federal republic of Nigeria due to questionable circumstances with which some greedy officials of the Bank's in Nigeria always request for up front payment from contractors and beneficiaries before their payment is released. All approvals required for this payment has issued in your favour including the original document and payment instructions already forwarded to my office today. To enable you receive your payment within 72hrs that you reconfirm the required details.However,I will ensure that you own payment is smooth,fast and successful.Therefore,I want you to personally identify your preferred method of payment from the list of two methods that we execute in this Office which are mentioned below: 1.Telegraphic Transfer(TT) which wires Funds directly to your own bank account. 2.Electronic Payment via ATM Value Scratch Card. 3)Delivery of your fund to your location and to your home doorstep at your country. You are expected to reply urgently today with your requested information bellow and let us know your most preferred method of payment to enable this Office proceed with the modalities of releasing of your Funds in your favour. Yours sincerely, Mr.Charles Elvis. Chairman,Investigation and Debt Settlement Committee.