A Scam Email with the Subject "FUNDS REMITTANCE" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 16 Oct 2009 11:52:31 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was "HON. IBRAHIM DANKWAMBO"<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM THE DESK OF: HON. JOHN MAITUNGA SPECIAL ADVISER TO THE PRESIDENT ON CONTRACT PAYMENT AND ECONOMIC AFFAIRS. OUR REF: PRESIDENCY/NIG/09RF/209 FUNDS REMITTANCE CODE: 09FMF/NIG/01DG ATTN: CATEGORY “A” BENEFICIARY Dear Sir/Ma, PAYMENT RELIEF GRANT TO FIVE BENEFICIARY’S My name is HON. JOHN MAITUNGA the Special Adviser to the President on Contract Payment and Economic Affairs. My Office have tried frantic effort to reach you on phone severally without success, however, due to the fact that we were unable to reach you, I had to instruct my Secretary to forward this memo to you for the records and to bring to your notice that your name have been listed among five beneficiaries whom are to receive a part-payment of US$7,500,000.00 (SEVEN MILLION, FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS) from their total entitlement from the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) as a relief grant given by the Presidency to venerate our Forty Ninth Independence Day Celebration. Meanwhile, to confirm the genuineness of this detailed information, the Presidency had on the 25th of September, 2009 placed on the information notice board names of Beneficiaries whom are to receive the US$7,500,000.00 part-payment each from their total entitlement which your name made the list as one of the Beneficiary’s. Surprisingly, on Monday the 28th September, 2009, a gentle man (Mr. Pundden Singh) visited my Office as your representative and requested that funds be remitted to him on your behalf. He claims to be related to you while you do not bear the same surname and he is an Indian. I really do not understand why he should represent you when he is not an Attorney / Solicitor. Secondly, why should you send some one to receive your funds when you haven't even been notified by (Federal Government) the Authorities? If actually you wanted funds to be remitted to him you should have notified the Presidency or my Office ahead of time, though he tendered some vital documents which proved his authenticity to an extent, I still have reasons to believe he is an imposter; this is because apart from the information being placed on the Presidential Notice Board, it was also aired in our local daily news report. Something tells me that he is working with information’s, I don’t know how he got his information about you but I ha If you are unfamiliar with (Mr. Pundden Singh) this name, kindly notify my Office with effect by writing to us officially as I have redirected your case file to my Secretary for onward screening prior to urgent facilitation of your unpaid fund with us. Furthermore, to avoid complication I advise that all correspondences be kept between just you and my Office for the duration till your funds are duly release to your designated account as advised. On this note be directed to present us the following information for immediate payment verifications: 1). FULL NAMES 2). AGE AND SEX 3). OCCUPATION 4). PHONE / FAX NUMBERS 5). HOME MAILING ADDRESS (NO P.O. BOX) Lastly, for the records, your Transaction Codes are: FRC; 09FMF/NIG/01DG, INDEX #: 0080710, SERIAL #: 121-330-AB45, please quote these codes in your response of this notification and revert back to email: OFFICIALLY SIGNED. HON. JOHN MAITUNGA SPECIAL ADVISER TO THE PRESIDENT ON CONTRACT PAYMENT AND ECONOMIC AFFAIRS Phone: +234-805-111-1172 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org