This email with the subject "PAYMENT UPDATE" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 12 Jan 2010 15:45:25 -0800 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was JOHN ABOH <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Attn: Following the directives received from the Office of the President, Federal Republic of Nigeria, as a result of petitions and counter petitions by foreign contractors over non-payment of their contract overdue and Accumulated money and over a huge sum of money seized and recovered from some Nigerian fraudsters. First Bank Of Nigeria PLC has been mandated to verify the contractors and pay them their money and re-fund all the money recovered from the fraudsters to their respective owners. All Foreign Affairs Files has been handed over to our Bank for official use. We cannot determine the actual amount to pay to most of the contractors and the victims of fraud because most of the transactions were long in the past. As a result of all these: The Federal Government of Nigeria and The Central Bank of Nigeria has approved the payment of US$7M (US$7,000,000) SEVEN MILLION US DOLLARS as compensation to all published beneficiaries. Your email-address is among the enlisted beneficiaries published for proper verification and immediate payment. If you have undertaken a contract with Nigeria Government or with a Nigerian and the person has not pay your money to you or have lost money to Nigeria through fraud or you have any other way which you have lost money to Nigeria Please, reply to our mail for confirmation so that we can begin processing the payment of your money. The Federal Government and The Central Bank of Nigeria has directed our Bank; First Bank of Nigeria to Transfer your money to your custody. I,John Aboh has been appointed by the Bank,s Management Authority to supervise this exercise. We will help you pay your money into your Bank Account. You will open a domiciliary account with our bank (First Bank of Nigeria) your money would be lodged into this domiciliary account and your money will be transferred directly to any bank of your choice in your country. After the transfer, you will confirm your money in your bank account within 5-hours same day. No Cost of Transfer (COT) and no stoppage from any Government departments as the transfer will be done within the bank alone and it is very safe. Confirm to me through this e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org your: Personal information; Phone and Fax Number; Bank Wire Transfer information, where the money will be Transferred into. Awaiting your quick response. Yours truly, JOHN O. ABOH FBN