This email with the subject "To whom it may concern" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 29 Apr 2009 05:37:37 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "The Honourable Paymaster General"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
From: The Office of The Presidency, The Federal Republic of Nigeria (FRN). Tel: Highly Confidential. Address: 16 Walter Carrington Str. Ikoyi Lagos-Nigeria. Head Quaters: ASO ROCK VILLA, ABUJA ANNEX OFFICE. From: The Office of The Presidency, The Federal Republic of Nigeria (FRN). Tel: Highly Confidential. Address: 16 Walter Carrington Str. Ikoyi Lagos-Nigeria. Head Quaters: ASO ROCK VILLA, ABUJA ANNEX OFFICE.
From the Desk of Chief. Raymond P. Douglas GCON.
Official Web Account: email@example.com Our Ref: FGN/OHG/OXD1/2009 TELEX: FEDGOVNIG. PAYMENT FILE: FGN/BEN/09. Date: 28th/Febuary/09. *****24HRS SERVICE***** ATTN: Dear Beneficiary, Re:Release/Transfer Notice for your due Funds (US$10,500,000:00). This letter will definitely be amazing to you because of its realistic value. Sorry for the inconveniences that was rendered to you in line with your Payment transaction with some Nigerian Officials some while ago. I know that this letter will hit you by surprise, my name is Chief. Raymond P.Douglas, the Honourable Paymaster General of The Federal Republic of Nigeria. Your Funds were returned to the Federal Government Treasury some while ago because you did not finalize your claim for it, through the right procedure. A week ago, the Presidency and The Federal Executive Council collectively agreed to release the sum of US$10,500,000 to you but to our surprise you sent down your representatives Mr. Tim Parker and Mr. Rowland Gulf to collect this Funds on your behalf, this morning. Since you sent your representatives to us, kindly give us the authority to transfer your Funds into their secret Account in the middle East. In receipt of this confidential Letter, you are required to respond immediately to (firstname.lastname@example.org) Officially Sealed, Chief. Raymond P. Douglas. The Honourable Paymaster General