This email with the subject "FIVE MAN PRESIDENTIAL TASK FORCE COMMITTEE !!!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 01 Dec 2008 01:30:02 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Hassan Gusau"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Aso-Rock Presidential Villa Five Man Presidential Task Force Committee Aso-Rock Presidential Villa, Abuja-Nigeria. My dear, I am Senator. Hassan M. Gusau, a member of a Five Man Presidential Task Force Committee, appointed by President Umaru Musa Yar'dua of the federal republic of Nigeria, to audit all contracts awarded by former president Olusegun Obasanjo's administration, in the course of our investigations, we discovered several malpractices involving over invoicing of contracts to the tune of US$675,000,000.00 ( Six Hundred and Seventy Five Million United States Dollars ). At this juncture, we unanimously agreed to return US$475,000,000.00 back to the Federal Government of Nigeria, while the balance of US$200, 000,000.00 be transfered to a foreign account, to be disbursed by the Five Man Presidential Task Force Committee, and this is where you come in.And with all the best of my knowledge that am telling you with an assurance that Your personality will be 100% protected in this business. By law, we are forbidden as civil servants to hold or maintain foreign account while we are still in government service, based on this, we will portray you as a foreign contractor, who dully executed his contract for the Nigerian government, but has not been paid,so that the said balance of US$200,000,000.00 will be processed an transferred into your account. As soon as the funds is transferred, we will disburse the funds as follows: 20% for your assisting by providing your account for this purpose, 5% shall be mapped out to offset all incidential expenses during the process of transferring this funds into your account, while 75% shall be for us, the originators of this deal. For your information,this deal is almost 100% risk free on both sides, as we have all the necessary documentations,and all it entails to legally present you and your company as the legitimate and original contractor that executed this contract for the Nigerian government. My dear, should you be interested to do this business with us, do furnish me with the following informations below immediately,so that we can swing into action, as this deal is expected to last for 14 working days or more, as soon as we hear from you. 1. Your full names, and address. 2. Your direct telephone and fax numbers for easy and faster communication. 3. Your company's name and address if any. Note that the calibers of people involved in this transaction are all top and influential government functionaries, who wouldn't want any form of exposure, as such, high level of confidentiality should be accorded to this deal, till the end of time. Thanking you with an eager anticipation for a healthy and fruitful buisness relationship, while I look forward to receive your swift reply. Yours faithfully, Senator Hassan M. Gusau.