This email with the subject "Read & Contact Cole for Payment." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 10 Feb 2009 21:00:05 -0500 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "Ministry Of Finance." <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Beneficiary, We wish to inform you that following the newly reviewed International Regulatory Policy by the United Nation (U.N) all payments in cheques, draft, Atm which has not been delivered / released to the beneficiaries has been returned to the federal government but, the Federal Government of Nigeria, in order to build/maintain cordial international relationship is now issuing a new payment as compensation for the lose and inconveniences to all beneficiary whose funds were not released to them. Subsequently, your name is listed among those to be compensated and an Internationally Certified Cashier's Cheque of Five Hundred United States Dollars ($500,000.00) and your cheque has been issued from the office of the accountant general and is ready to be released to you immediately. Please contact agent below with the following details so that your Cheque can be released to you. Send the following:- Your full names:...... Address:.............. Occupation:........... Direct Telephone:..... Send the above to the address below and you shall be given immediate attention:- Agent:.. Mr. Cole Ken Email:.. email@example.com Phone:.. 009 234 80757 41619. Once again, we apologise for whatever inconveniences you may have gone through with other bodies/persons trying to claim your funds and we advice that as you contact the agent above, please deceast from contacting them. Please use the aforementioned funds to the benefit of humanity and above all, to the glory of God Almighty. Sincerely, Mrs. Carol Jafaru (SECRETARY) ACCOUNTANT GENERAL OF THE FEDERATION.