This email with the subject "GOOD NEWS FROM US. DEPARTMENT OF STATES." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 24 Nov 2008 05:22:16 -0500 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "DR. CHRIS PAULSON"<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
U.S.A DEPARTMENT OF STATES. Bureau of consular Affairs Washington, DC 20520. Greeting from USA Embassy, THIS MAIL IS ONLY FOR THE OWNER OF THIS E-MAIL ADDRESS. Attention Beneficiary, The UNITED STATE Embassy AND BRITISH High Commission in Nigeria,Benin Republic,Ghana and Bokinafaso received a report of scam against you and other British/US citizens and Malaysia, Etc. whom the country of Nigeria/Benin, Bokinafaso And Ghana have recompensated you due to meeting held with Four countries Government and the world high commissions against fraud activities by the Four country Citizens. Your name was among those that scammed as listed by the West Africa Financial Intelligent Unit (WAFIU). A recompensation has been issued out in Certified Bank Drafts worth of Nine Hundred Thousand Dollars Only ($900.000.00) to all the affected victims and has been already in distribution to all the bearers. Your payment was among those that was reported undelivered as at on Nov. 2008 and we wish to advise you to see to the instructions of the acredited courier company to make sure you receives your draft immediately for your depositing into your account. WAFIU further told us that the use of Nigeria Couries and the Benin was abolished due to interception activities noticed in the above mentioned courier services in Benin,Nigeria and Ghana and thereby have made a concrete arrangement with the DHL Courier Company for a safe delivery to your door-step once the beneficairy meets up the demand of the conveyancy. Contact DHL via below information Attn: Dr. Francis WestLaw Dept: Logistics/Freight Unit Company: DHL Express LTD web site: http://www.dhlbenin.ifrance.com E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Tell: +229 937-289-83. The only money you should send to DHL Courier office is the their Offical Security Keeing/Preservation fee of $65 to enable the company process your shipment file onto immediate delivery of the Certified Bank Draft worth of $900.000.00 across to you. We advise that you do the needful things to make sure the WAFIU dispatch your recompense on before 21 Offical Working Days. You are assured of the safety of your draft and availability and be advised that you should stop further contacts with all the fake lawyers and security companies,scammers Bank who in collaboration scammed you. Get back to Us immediately you receive the package. Yours in Service, Dr. Chris Paulson PUBLIC RELATION OFFICER, UNITED STATES EMBASSY, WASHINGTON DC.