This email with the subject "Assistance Is Needed" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 14 Jun 2006 14:13:09 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Mr.Benjamin Salako. <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
NOTE: In this transaction you will not be asked to pay any upfront of any kind to any one whatsoever If there be any form of payment to be made it is solely the responsibilty of the contractor to pay. My confidential e-mail: email@example.com Dear Friend, For your assistance please. I write to solicit for your assistance for this transaction believing that you will treat this with utmost confidence,and excuse me for the embarrassment this letter might cause you as we have not met or known each other before. I am Engr. Benjamin Salako a project manager with the Federal Ministry of Works & Housing (FMW&H). I obtained your email from the internet, while searching for a reliable person, who could assist us in receiving cash gift from contractors awarded contracts executed under the current budgetary allocation for NDDC. These bills had been approved for payment by the concerned ministry. The contracts had been executed and commissioned. What we are about to receive now, is a promised cash gift from the contractors whom we have helped during the process of obtaining the contracts and in the processing of their payments. On our part, all modalities had been worked out in ensuring a smooth conclusion of the transfer to you within the next twenty one days. All I want from you is your details to enable these foreign contractors forward the cash gift to you on our behalf, because as government officials we cannot collect these cash gift directly from them, neither are we allowed by law to operate/run a foreign accounts. If you are trustworthy and can assist m! e in receiving these cash gift, I will like you to provide immediately to me, your full names, address, and telephone number. Please note that there will be no financial obligation required from you and this transaction is risk free. For each cash you receive on our behalf, you will be entitled to 10% of that sum. As soon as you indicate your interest, further instructions will be passed on to you on the procedure that we will follow in accomplishing this deal. Kindly reach me immediately via my confidential e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org refurnishing me with your details as stated above. Looking forward to hearing from you. Best regards, Mr. Benjamin Salako