A Scam Email with the Subject "Fw: Urgent and Confidential" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 01 Sep 2008 18:44:18 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was Anne Zecca <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
--- On Fri, 8/29/08, Dr. William Smith <email@example.com> wrote:
From: Dr. William Smith <firstname.lastname@example.org> Subject: Urgent and Confidential To: Date: Friday, August 29, 2008, 3:37 AM Urgent and Confidential Attn: Fund Beneficiary, First of all, let me introduce myself to you. I am Dr.William Smith, the personal assistant to the Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Prof. Chukwuma C. Soludo. I am a man of conscience who has the fear of God and human sympathy. For some years now, your funds that is supposed to be transferred into your account as a foreign contractor or next of kin who is entitled to inherit the deceased money has been delayed base on series of unnecessary reasons. The funds have not yet been transferred into your account, while you have been suffering and spending a lot of money on documents also paid a lot of charges which is demanded from the people who is helping you to get this funds transferred into your account but all their efforts has not yielded any fruit. The truth of the matter is that my boss, Prof. Chukwuma C. Soludo, the Governor of the CBN and some Government officials deliberately did not allow the money to be transferred into your account. Maybe for his selfish interest or he wants the money to yield much interest and he will use of the interest and get the total sum released to you after he has made a lot of profit. That has been the system here in Nigeria and it will last for years. Our old president has left because he had been an obstacle but we thank God that we have a new president now and all problems are solved. This morning, our new president sends us a written note that all outstanding funds had to be released to the owners with immediate effect. Call me immediately. You are a lucky person because on 12th, we have settled with the United States Monetary Fund Agent also Europe and you will receive your fund in a very wonderful way. My boss is on leave which started Friday officially and it will take him one month to resume back to office and I am the person in charge of any transfer and all the signatories that will be endorsed before approval of any fund is transferred out of the country. I want to use this opportunity to make my own profit, if you agree that you will give me 5% of the total fund so that I will take it upon myself and make sure that you will be among the contractors that will receive their contract funds in the next day. Upon your acceptance reply to this transfer deal. I will do all the underground work here in the CBN to make sure that the funds will be transferred to you through the appointed paying bank. To crown it all, do not hesitate to forward immediately to me, your complete contract information, personal phone, fax numbers, email address including bank account information where funds will be transferred. You are advised to call me upon receipt of this email. As soon as I discussed with you, I will make sure that the fund gets into your account within 24hours and do not let me down if you receive the fund into your account. Yours faithfully, Dr.William Smith. P/A to the Governor (CBN) Email: email@example.com