This email with the subject "READ AND GET BACK" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 24 Nov 2008 16:01:22 -0500 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "OFFICE OF THE NIGERIAN PRESIDENCY" <PRESIDENCY@YAHOO.COM>, although it may have been spoofed.
OFFICE OF THE NIGERIAN PRESIDENCY COMPENSATION OFFICE DEPARTMENT INITIATIVE OF CANADIAN GOVERNMENT/UNITED NATIONS. SCAM VICTIMS COMPENSATIONS PAYMENTS 2008. ATTN: SIR/MADAM, REF/PAYMENTS CODE: FGN/PHBPLC/06654/08 ($3.5Million USD) This is to bring to your notice that we are delegated from the UNITED NATIONS INTERNATIONAL FRAUD MONITORING UNIT, I wish to notify you that the Canadian Government has been authorized to pay out to 50 innocent victims of the widely know internet scam called Advanced Fee Fraud aka (419) the sum of US3.5m (Three Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars Only each).You have been listed and approved for this payment as one of the scammed victims. On these faithful recommendations, we want you to know that during the last U.N. meeting held at Abuja, Nigeria, as it has come to an alarming proportion based on reports from different victims, some of these victims have almost lost their lives, families, properties, and friends. The most alarming aspect of the issue was on the amount money lost by these various innocent individuals to scams artists operating in syndicates all over the world today,and in other to compensate victims,the UNITED NATIONS Body in conjunction with the newly elected government in Nigerian has agreed to pay 50 victims 3.5Million each in accordance with the UNITED NATIONS mandate imposed on the government to help eradicate this evil and corruption practice. Due to the corrupt and inefficient Banking Systems in Nigeria, the payments are to be made payable only by a finance company in Toronto,Canada under funding assistance by the UNITED NATIONS.Benefactors of this compensation award will have to be first cleared and recommended for payment by the Canadian Government,according to the number of applicants at hand, 11 Beneficiaries has already been paid so far, over a half of the victims are from the United States, We still have an outstanding of 39 scam victims left to be paid. Other victims who have not been contacted can submit their application as well for scrutiny and possible Consideration. We shall feed you with further modalities as soon as we get a response from you on how you intend receiving your compensation payment. Send a copy of your response and payment code listed below to our remittance officer Mr.lsaac stanford Kessler through the details stated SCAMMED VICTIM/REF/PAYMENTS CODE: FGN/PHBPLC/06654/08 Amount: $3.5Million Dollars E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org You are required to forward the following information listed below immediately; 1) Your full name and residential address 2) Your direct phone number 3) Your file reference number 4) Your nominated account details where your funds will be transferred into You are required to forward the above details to the payment officer to know that you are a true beneficiary to the fund as we await your immediate response. Kindly, adhere strictly to this instruction thereby helping us to avoid payment irregularity Yours Faithfully, Alhaji Baba Gana Kingibe Secretary Office of the Presidency