A Scam Email with the Subject "YOUR OVERDUE CONTRACT / INHERITANCE FUND" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 09 Oct 2008 16:51:31 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was "THE FEDERAL MINISTRY OF FINANCE"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA FEDERAL MINISTRY OF FINANCE VICTORIA ISLAND (LIAISON OFFICE) LAGOS. Direct Telephone No: +234-708-3366258
Our Ref: FMF/FGNX0010-ODCS/08 Your Ref: =20 ATTN: HONOURABLE BENEFICIARY IMMEDIATE PAYMENT OF YOUR OVERDUE CONTRACT / INHERITANCE FUND =20 =20 THE FEDERAL MINISTRY OF FINANCE was recently set up and mandated by the P= resident, Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic = of Nigeria, Alhaji Umaru Musa Yar=92adua (GCFR) to verify all genuine con= tractors / inheritance claims and pay their liabilities before the end of= this fiscal year 2008. The Federal Ministry of Finance office was equall= y mandated to investigate jobs executed by foreign contractors between 19= 99 till date. The President stressed on the problems of foreign contracto= rs has already faced with the past military Government and that our forei= gn debt has to be reduced drastically as directed by the World Bank. Consequently, the Federal Ministry of Finance in conjunction with the Nat= ional Assembly set aside US$3.4Billion to pay in good claims from foreign= contractors / Inheritance Fund (Next of Kin). In line with this arrangem= ent with the Senate Committee on Foreign Debt Matters (National Assembly)= ordered that contractors and Next of Kins whose files have shown suffici= ent proof regarding job execution and their debt outstanding for a long t= ime be settled without delay. We wish to inform you that your files was f= orwarded to us by various offices and departments show that you have fulf= illed all conditions necessary to receive your payment. One of the reasons why your payment had been delayed for so long was beca= use of counter-claim for the payment of your fund. This necessitated the = perusal of documents relating to your contract payment; we were convinced= that you are the actual beneficiary of the said fund. The attempt to div= ert your payment to new account was done by your local representatives in= collaboration with some Officials; Most of the officials involved in sev= eral official mis-conducts have been sacked. This is one of the reasons w= hy this office is now directing you to contact the Director of Credit Con= trol/Wire Department central bank of Nigeria, Mr. Francis Ibekwe because = The Federal Ministry of Finance has mandated Central Bank of Nigeria to c= lear their foreign debt through their bank and it is our pleasure to info= rm you that your payment will be made either by ATM CARD Payment, Swift W= ire Transfer or Certified International Bank Draft for immediate payment.= =20 Finally, you are advised to stop further communication with unauthorized = representative (s) and Impostors, This is to forestall new effort towards= your payment and to avoid hitches in finalizing your payment, you are al= so advised to reconfirm your Banking particulars and all necessary detail= s for proper verifications because of in regularities in the past. You ar= e advised to contact the Director of Credit Control /Wire Department Mr. = Francis Ibekwe on Tel: 234-803-7837878 or email: email@example.com for im= mediate transfer of your contract fund. You have little or no time in com= plying with this directive as we already have over 67 foreign contractors= / inheritance to attend to with limited funds. =20 Yours faithfully, =20 Dr. Shamsudeen Usman=20 Minister for Finance, Federal Republic of Nigeria