This email with the subject "It me williams Please reply your mail" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 09 Aug 2008 03:00:17 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Dr William Smith"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA
TINUBU SQUARE, VICTORIA ISLAND,
[OFFICE OF DEPUTY GOVERNOR]
CONTRACT #: MAV/NNPC/FGN/MIN/007,
FOREIGN REMITTANCE DEPARTMENT
CENTRAL BANK NIGERIA
Our Ref: CBN/IRD/CBX/09801/07
IMMEDIATE CONTRACT PAYMENT NOTIFICATION MAV/NNPC/FGN/MIN/007
Following the protest of the International Community, The World Bank, IMF and the instruction by
The President and Commander in Chief of the armed forces ( Mallam Musa Ya'adua ) that outstanding foreign debts, should be released to the beneficiaries forthwith unconditionally.
From the records of outstanding contractors due for payment with the Government of Nigeria, all the duly approved contractors were all paid last week; we are left with $17,5million
Consequently, my colleagues and Interantional remittance director are willing to transfer the total amount into your account for subsequent disbursement, since we as civil servants are prohibited by the Code of Conduct Bureau (Civil Service Laws) from opening and/or operating foreign accounts in our names.
Needless to say, the trust reposed in you at this juncture is enormous. In return, we have agreed amongst ourselves to offer you 25% of the transferred sum, 5% shall be set aside for any incidental expenses during the course of this transaction, you will then be mandated to revert the balance to us in due course.
You must however NOTE that this transaction is subject to the following terms and conditions; our conviction of your transparent honesty and diligence, that you must accord this transaction with utmost confidentiality and secrecy.
1) Your full name.
2) Phone, fax and mobile
3) Company name, position and address.
4) Profession, age and marital status.
5) Copy of int'l passport, any valid ID card.
As soon as the info above are received, we will forward you the bank online web page to set up an account free of charge and the funds will be credited into your account and you can transfer to any account of your choice and the account we will provide for you.
For us to consider you serious and start processing your payment reply to this email.
DR. WILLIAM SMITH
CENTRAL BANK (CBN)