This email with the subject "ATTN:BENEFICIARY" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 23 Mar 2009 23:45:11 -0400 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Dr. Mansur Muhtar" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
I am Dr. Mansur Muhtar the newly appointed Minister of Finance in Nigeria, also the Chairman, Investigation and Debt Settlement Committee, after several hours of meeting with the president of Nigeria regards to the review of some contractors file regards to there outstanding payment and debts, we have decide to pass circular to the contractors whom to the best of my knowledge have spent thousands(Money) trying to get there fund released, the entire Ministry of finance and the Debt Management Board have decided to assist in getting fund release. directly from our president, Alhaji Umaru Musa Yar Adua (GCFR) Federal Republic of Nigeria to pay you, your outstanding Inheritance Sum. It has become considerably emergent that we have been directed to take this measure due to the much embarrassment being caused to certain foreign beneficiaries/contractors, the federal republic of Nigeria due to questionable circumstances with which some greedy officials of the Bank(s) in Nigeria always request for up front payment from contractors and beneficiaries before their payment is released. All approvals required for this payment has issued in your favor including the original document and payment instructions already forwarded to my office today. To enable you receive your payment within 72hrs that you reconfirm the required details. However, I will ensure that your own payment is smooth, fast and successful. Therefore, I want you to personally identify your preferred method of payment from the list of two methods that we execute in this Office which are mentioned below: (1.) Telegraphic Transfer (TT) which wires Funds directly to your own bank account. (2.) Electronic Payment via ATM Value Scratch Card. (3) Delivery of your fund to your location and to your home doorstep at your country of Residence/origin. You are expected to reply urgently today with your requested information below and let us know your most preferred method of payment to enable this Office proceed with the modalities of releasing of your Funds in your favor.Yours sincerely Dr. Mansur Muhtar (Federal Minister of Finance, Nigeria) +234-8089198234 (Private line)