This email with the subject "HELLO...." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 14 Nov 2008 17:04:05 -0500 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "FUND RELEASE DEPARTMENT"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
SUBJECT: OVERDUE CONTRACT PAYMENT OF $6,800,000.00. DATE: 14TH OCTOBER 2008. 14:00:33 +0200 (CEST) OFFICE OF THE CHIEF AUDITOR TO THE PRESIDENT INTERNATIONAL CREDIT SETTLEMENT DEPT FEDERAL MINISTRY OF FINANCE. ATTENTION BENEFICIARY: This is to notify all Foreign Funds Transfer Benefactors that the Presidency has embarked on an immediate cancellation of all International Wire Transfer Application from every Government Financial Institutions, C.B.N, Commercial and Merchant Banks respectively. This was done to implement the 2008 Presidential Economic and Financial Crime Prevention Program which is aimed at reducing the rate of Corruption among our employees in the Financial Institutions, who have continuously frustrated the efforts of our International Investors and Funds Transfer Applicants. Be informed that the present administration is in its twilight stage to ensure that all foreign contractors receive their part payment in this second quarter payment of the year 2008. We deeply regret any financial inconveniences this temporary Economic reconstruction program might cause you and your Company. Right now, we wish to inform you that your overdue contract payment of your ATM Card Value is $6,800,000.00 Million Only. Note that a maximum withdrawal value of US$5000 is permitted daily and we are duly inter-switched so that you can make withdrawal in any location of the ATM Center of your choice/nearest to you in your country. This development is as a result of a new payment policy carried out by Central Bank of Nigeria in collaboration with International Monetary Fund in accordance with the World Bank 2008 payment constitution. We have gone through your files and have discovered why you have not received your payments yet. Firstly you refused to follow the necessary step needed for the process to be successful and by doing that we suspend your account. However, with respect to the prevision section 17 of degree 114 of the 1999 constitution, your payment has been re-approved and would be paid immediately through delivery post to your door step with-in 72 hours of confirmation from you. For us not to make mistake in the delivery of your ATM card, we have decided to reconfirm to you your contract details with the Nigerian National petroleum corporation [NNPC]. BELOW ARE YOUR CONTRACT DETAILS:- (1) Category [A] of Contract:/Beneficiary (2) Contract / Beneficiary Number: NNPC/PED/1473/04 (3) Contract /Beneficiary Amount: US$6,800,000.00 ONLY (US$ 6.8 M) + more the interest since 2004/year of execution. (4) Ref on Company RC NO.: 380619 (5) CONTRACT DISCRIPTION: Pipe Construction and Computerized Conoyor Optimization for plant A-D Project Site: KADUNA REFINERY. If you wish to receive your payment since we have decided to bring a solution to it, right now we have arranged your payment through our swift card payment CBN, which is the latest instruction by the President Umaru Yar Adua (GCFR) Federal Republic of Nigeria. This office will send you an ATM card which you will use to withdraw your money in any ATM machine in your country, maximum withdrawal value of US$5000 is permitted daily, so if you like to receive your fund this way please let us know by contacting the card payment office and also send the following information as instructed: 1. Full Name: 2. Full Contact Address: 3. Phone and Fax: 4. Your Age: 5. Gender: 6. Current Occupation: 7. Country: 8: ID 9: Contract Number However, kindly find below the contact person and contact him without delay. Contact Person: Rev. Williams Anyaoku Integrated payment department Email: email@example.com Phone: +2348029829108 Phone Office: +23417668431 Note that because of impostors/Fraudsters, we hereby issue you our code of conduct, which is (ATM-711/506) to indicate this code when contacting the card centre by using it as your subject. You are urgently advised to contact the director of operations ATM card center as directed above,Dr.Jimoh Ibru. with the code of response (ATM-711/506) and full information when contacting him for further directive. CHIEF AUDITOR TO THE PRESIDENT Engineer. Fred O. Onyiuke