A Scam Email with the Subject "WE NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU TODAY BECAUSE THIS MATTER IS VERY SERIOUS HERE," was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 13 Mar 2009 06:08:56 -0400 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Dr. Sunny Mark"<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Attention: Beneficiary =20 The Federal Government of Nigeria has been seriously warned by the United St= ates Government, International Monetary Fund (IMF), World Bank, United Natio= ns (UN) and other international bodies to make sure we settle most of our ou= tstanding foreign debts we owed to Next of Kin=92s,. Fund Beneficiaries and=20= foreign contractors that executed contract with us=20 In light of this, this present administration under the auspices of the new=20= Civilian Head of State Alhaji Umaru Musa Yar'Adua the President and Commande= r in Chief of Armed Forces Federal Republic of Nigeria within Five days on a= ssumption of office set up this panel to review, verify and to settle all ou= tstanding legitimate foreign debts the Federal Government of Nigeria owed to= next of kin=92s and foreign contractors that executed contract with the Fed= eral Government of Nigeria for the past five years. =20 But sir, a very surprising record was discovered in your payment file that i= s why you have not been contacted about this since then. Records showed that= your inheritance payment has been approved four times and duly completed tw= o times. Also we found out that these funds totaling $20.000.000..00 (Twenty= Million United States Dollars) was transferred directly from the central ba= nk of Nigeria to the below stated bank account on your authorization. This h= as now resulted in bringing the USA and British Government into the case and= we really want you to explain to us what you know about this transfer/payme= nt =20 BANK NAME: STANDARD CHATTERED BANK,=20 BANK ADDRESS, 138-141 1ST FLOOR, EDINBURGH TOWER ,=20 THE LANDMARK, 15 QUEENS ROAD , CENTRAL HONG KONG ,=20 ACCOUNT NAME: INDO-CHINA GROUP LTD,=20 A/C #: USD114-102-5567-8,=20 SWIFT CODE: SCBL 11K111 =20 The most baffling part is that this your payment keeps coming up in every pe= riod of debt reconciliation and verification always receives approval like n= ow.=20 NOW OUR QUESTION IS, HAVE YOU RECEIVED YOUR FULL PAYMENT OR ANY PART OF YOUR= FUND ENTITLEMENT OWED TO YOU BY THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT? WE NEED THESE ANSW= ERS FROM YOU WITHIN 24HOURS FROM NOW. AND IF WE DO NOT HEAR FROM YOU IMMEDIA= TELY YOU RECEIVE THIS MESSAGE TODAY, WE WILL ASSUME YOU ARE INVOLVED AND HAV= E RECEIVED OVER PAYMENT, WHICH ONE SHOULD BE RETURNED TO NIGERIA =20 Help us to help you, If not call me immediately you receive this message tod= ay on my direct number or send me a details email disclaiming the informatio= n so that you will be issued with claim identification code (CIC) which will= help you to secure your claim and payment from fraudulent officials. And al= so you will be advised and guided accordingly on how you will receive your l= egitimate fund entitlement from the Nigerian Government, which will be credi= ted into your nominated bank account within 72hours from now. =20 And you will be required to send us the below stated information for confirm= ation and record purposes =20 1. Your Full Name:=20 2. Your Direct Telephone 3. Fax Number=20 4. Your Residential Address:=20 5. Your Current Receiving Banking Details=20 =20 Thanks for your anticipated cooperation =20 Yours truly.=20 Rev, Dr. Sunny Mark The Chairman of Contract Verification/Review=20 Panel and Foreign Debt Payment