A Scam Email with the Subject "Fw: COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN PAYMENT" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 13 Feb 2009 13:06:51 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was Anne Zecca <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
--- On Fri, 2/13/09, Mr. Tunde Lemo <email@example.com> wrote:
From: Mr. Tunde Lemo <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN PAYMENT To: Date: Friday, February 13, 2009, 3:40 PM OFFICE OF THE SENATE HOUSE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA COMMITTEE ON FOREIGN PAYMENT (RESOLUTION PANEL ON CONTRACT PAYMENT) IKOYI-LAGOS NIGERIA Our Ref: FGN /SNT/STB Your Ref. Dear Sir/Madam, On the strength of the meeting held by this office with the presidency on contract issues, I was mandated by the president to scrutinize and investigate why your overdue contract fund has not been paid, and as well mandated me to instruct our paying arm for immediate release of your contract funds once I certified it okay. During my investigation on your file/claims as to know why it has been difficult for you to receive this fund, I discovered that your company is not the original firm that executed this contract in question. I discovered too that an Italian firm was the original contractor, but details cannot be made available to you for security reasons. Your firm through sensational manipulations and extensive documentation eventually became the beneficiary of the approved contract funds appearing in our accounting records as outstanding debts which must be paid to you. I am not suppose to contact you the manner I am now because it is the ethics of my job, but the truth is that nobody is a "SAINT" and nobody is above "DIALOGUE", in view of this circumstance, I decided to write you privately in order to reach an understanding with you, and to offer candid solution on how the approved fund can be paid out since it is you who successfully fronted your company as the beneficiary of the said contract fund. I am convinced that you collaborated with some powerful syndicates inside our government to achieve this far. Everybody in the government knows that it is impossible to secure any foreign exchange from the Government vault for any project or payment without the Presidency authorization. I am sure by you have spent fortunes to no avail. It is regrettable, but the fact is that I am prepared to help you receive this fund base on your understanding and uprightness to do this deal with me. The fact about the whole thing is that the documentation procedure has not been completed but that is no problem for the release of your funds, hence it has already been approved for payment. I will give you the details once I receive your reply. However, considering my position and respect I want to deal with you directly since I am the only person who detected the "FRAUD" I want both of us to help each other by entering into an agreement that 40% of the contract sum will be paid into my account. The only condition for this transaction to succeed is your co-operation and to adhere to my instruction. I request that you contact me immediately through my e-mail address or telephone number +2347040673783 for more information. Once I receive your correspondence today we will finalize the issue of the release of the funds. You should stop further communication with anybody as to avoid Spending your money to a blackout direction. Regards Mr. Tunde Lemo (Board Member) Deputy Governor, Financial Sector Surveillance Direct Tel: +2347040673783