A Scam Email with the Subject "REPLY URGENTLY PLEASE" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 13 Jan 2010 23:50:00 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "JOHNSON ADA"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
MY NAME IS JOHNSON ADA. A TEMPORAL POLITICAL STAFF WITH HON. GODWIN ELUMELU, CHAIRMAN POWER & ENERGY PROBE PANEL. IN THE PROCESS OF THE PROBE, AN ACCOUNT WAS OPENED IN MY NAME AND SOME MONEY (US$9.5M) WAS PAID IN TO SETTLE THE PANEL. BUT WHEN HE AND OTHER TOP MEMBERS WERE COUGHT AND TAKEN TO COURT, I WAS TOLD NEVER TO REVEAL THIS AMOUNT TO ANYBODY. AS I WRITE THIS MESSAGE, THE MONEY IS STILL IN MY NAME AND I NEED A GOD FEARING PARTNER INTO WHOSE ACCOUNT THIS MONEY WILL BE REMITTED INTO SO THAT WE SHARE IT 40% FOR YOU AND 60% FOR ME BECAUSE I WANT TO LEAVE THE COUNTRY FOR BETTER LIFE OUTSIDE MY COUNTRY NIGERIA. THIS IS A GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY FOR ME WHICH I NEVER EXPECTED. SEE: allafrica.com/stories/200905150023.html NOTE: THE CHOICE IS YOUR AND KNOW THAT I AM NOT IN ANYWAY FORCING YOU INTO THIS RATHER IT IS FOR OUR MUTUAL BENEFIT. AGAIN, YOU HAVE TO GIVE ME EVERY ASSURANCE THAT YOU WILL BE SINCERE TO ME BECAUSE I DON'T IN ANYWAY KNOW YOU EXCEPT YOUR EMAIL CONTACT WHICH WAS HURRIEDLY GOTTEN ON THE NET. ONLY WHEN I AM CONVINCED YOU WILL BE SINCERE TO ME THAT I WILL RELEASE THE DEPOSIT CERTIFICATE TO YOU AND OTHER VITAL INFORMATION. RESPOND URGENTLY TO ENABLE ME FURNISH YOU WITH THE REQUIREMENTS. FINALLY, PLEASE KEEP THIS CONFIDENTIAL PLEASE. JOHNSON ADA CELL PHONE +234-8027221341