This email with the subject "FROM THE HONORABLE MINISTER OF FINANCE" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 24 Nov 2009 01:40:51 -0800 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "MINISTER OF FINANCE"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM THE HONORABLE MINISTER OF FINANCE MR.KINGSLEY BENSON (OFR) FMF ANNEX COMPLEX BUILDING GARKI, ABUJA NIGERIA EMAIL: email@example.com Telephone Number: +234-802-691-6461 YOUR OVER DUE CONTRACT/INHERITANCE FUNDS Our Ref: CBN/FMF/CBX/021/07/009. IMMEDIATE CONTRACT PAYMENT.CONTRACT #:MAV/NNPC/FGN/MIN/ Attention Beneficiary, This is to bring to your notice about the due process of your outstanding Contractual/Inheritance payment which was suspended by the Central Bank of Nigeria there by stopping the telex unit to pause the transfer of your contract/inheritance fund to your nominated bank account. As a result of this development, verification conducted by the Finance Ministry in conjunction with the Debt Verification Panel on your contract/inheritance case,your file has been endorsed for payment awaiting your confirmations. During the auditing and closing of all financial records of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN),it was discovered from the records of outstanding foreign contractors due for payment with the Federal Government of Nigeria in the year 2006/2007 that your name and company is next on the list of those who will received their fund. Meanwhile, a man came to my office few days ago with a letter, claiming to be your true representative. Here are his information for you to confirm to this office if this man is truly from you or not,so that the federal government will not be held responsible for paying into the wrong account. NAME: MR. JOHNSON WHITE BANK NAME: CITI BANK BANK ADDRESS: ARIZONA. ACCOUNT NUMBER: 6503809428. We are authorized to pay him your outstanding $8,000,000M for the contract done. Please, do reconfirm to this office, as a matter of urgency if this man is from you. you are requested to fill and send this information for verifications purposes so that your fund will be remitted into your nominated bank account. this fund is as a result of inheritance on your behalf. information needed from you for verification is as follow: (1) Your full name and address: (2) Your age and marital status: (3) Your occupation: (4) Your telephone/fax number: (5) Your nationality: As soon as we receive this, we will commence with all necessary procedures in other to remit this money into your account. The Central Bank Governor,Executive Board of Directors and the Senate committee for foreign over due inheritance fund have approved and accredited this reputable ministry, with the office of the minister of finance on international remittance/foreign operations,to handle and supervise the transfer of all foreign inheritance funds for this second quarter payment of the year 2009. However, we shall proceed to issue all payments details to the said Mr.White, if we do not hear from you within the next seven working days from today. We are sorry for any inconvenience the delay in transferring of this fund must have caused you. Best Regards. MR.KINGSLEY BENSON Telephone Number: +234-802-691-6461 Email:Kingsleybenson19@yahoo.com