This email with the subject "Please read carefully" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 12 Dec 2008 11:37:00 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "BARRISTER ROLAND ERICSON ESQ"<barrrolandericson@inMail24.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM THE DESK OF: BARRISTER ROLAND ERICSON ESQ DIRECTOR LEGAL DEPARTMENT CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA ATTENTION: BENEFICIARY, CHANGE OF ACCOUNT PARTICULARS ON YOUR CONTRACT FILE BY MR. ARTHUR G. POCHER. Following the directives received from the Office of the President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, and as a result of petitions and counter petitions by foreign Contractors over non-payment of their contract claims, this Legal Office has been Appointed to look into all overdue contract and inheritance payments yet to be released for Verification, vetting and immediate payment. Your name is among the list of Beneficiaries released for verification and immediate payment. Be informed that There are different accounts submitted for payment by your local representatives In conjunction with the KTT Director, Central Bank of Nigeria. We do not know Which of the accounts to effect your payment. Therefore, you are hereby required to verify the following immediately: -(a)Did You forward your debt to one Mr. Aurthur G. Pocher, from United States of America? Did you sign any "Deed of Assignment" in his favour, thereby, Making him the current beneficiary with the following account details: Wells Fargo Bank, 420 Montgomery Street San Francisco CA 94104 Bank Routing Number : 121 000 248 Bank Account Number: 0832833016. Beneficiary Name: Arthur G. Pocher. You are required as a matter of urgency to confirm the legitimacy of the above Claim and kindly give us reason why you decided to affect the above Change of Account. If you are not aware of this claim, please confirm to us immediately by stating your Authentic Account details if any, for proper remittance of your funds amounting to US$9.5m. Also required are documents authenticating your claim? Due to the long delay This payment has suffered, be rest assured that immediately these payment Irregularities are cleared; you will receive your fund remittance analysis for Clearance of funds into your account. Note that we are bound to recognize Mr. Arthur G. Pocher's claim, if you Fail to promptly respond to this inquiry following the Deed of Assignment he Submitted to claim this payment. Make sure you get back to me as soon as Possible so that the necessary action will be taken immediately. Once you receive this message, respond accordingly to enable me start Processing your payment. All correspondence should be channeled through Telephone and e-mail only for security reasons. I remain, Yours Faithfully, Barrister Roland Ericson For Legal Dept. (CBN) ---------- Get even more from your private email hosting service. Visit the pages of Zoner Software and download your free copy of the Zoner Photo Studio 11 program today! Learn more - www.zoner.com.