This email with the subject "Proposal" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 10 Dec 2008 06:42:28 -0500 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Ken Metuh"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Sir, May I apologize to you for any inconvenience caused if this mail does not meet your demands, though I do not intend to embarrass you by the content of this very mail. I am Dr Kenneth Strut a Civil Engineer by profession but now a politician and a director with the Federal Ministry of Mines and Power in the Federal Republic of Nigeria. As a result of an audit inquiry carried out in my ministry upon our ascension to office, we discovered that they were outstanding debts being owed contractors even though these contracts had been fully executed. On a closer observation, my colleague and I, found out that some of these debts represented some inflated contract costs which had been built up by our predecessors in office. We therefore decided to divert this difference for our personal use. I was then mandated to source for a foreign partner whom will partner with us as a contractor with the federal government here to enable us file in for these claims. It is on this premise that I decided to contact you, to seek your consent to partner this with us. All necessary documents will be provided to ensure a smooth and legal transaction once we have your consent in this. I shall direct you on the process and procedure to ensure there are no mistakes when filing for payment. I will need you to assist me with the procedure to ensure an efficient transaction as I cannot handle the entire process involved, since am still in the employ of the government here. As soon as you indicate your consent, we shall be willing to discuss a percentage of the total sum involved as your commission for assisting us, while we shall provide you with an offshore account to transfer our part of the funds as agreed upon the completion of this transaction. I am a chieftain of the ruling People's Democratic Party here in Nigeria and therefore, this transaction must be handled in a very confidential manner to protect my Societal standing here. Upon completion of this process, l would like you to assist me find good areas of investment in your country. I shall brief you further upon my receipt of your consent or letter of intent. Yours Faithfully, Kenneth Strut Metuh