This email with the subject "From Dr. Ahmed Kabiru" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 28 Jan 2010 03:18:41 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Dr. Kabiru Ahmed"<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear friend, Regards to the transaction which you lost your money to African scammers/cheaters. We the Economic Community Of West African States (ECOWAS) Union, will compensate you with sum US$350,000.00 (Three hundred and fifty thousand U.S Dollars) out of the total funds raised by the New Partnership for African Development (NEPAD) in regards of African Debt cancellation programme at the World Bank for 2010. In follow up with Anti fraud Act of 1997, paragraph 12 ‘A’ section 9 as amended in 2006, which states that any African fraud victim in our report will be compensated. Moreover, we got your email address on our list as a scam victim, and we agreed to notify the Federal Bureau Investigation (FBI) to ensure the arrest of the scam/fraud members who cheated you. Therefore, you are instructed to terminate every contact with any person or offices of the involved group, to enable us succeed the operation of their arrest. All you need to receive this compensation payment (US$350,000.00), kindly send us below information: 1. Your full name (2). Your bank account information to receive the compensation-payment. (3). Your mobile telephone number. After you received the compensation payment, you would be advised to tell a friend and the world about your compensation to help us cancel African Debt and let Africa grow. However, failure to comply/cooperate with us, will mean that you are an accomplish to the fraud activities going-on around the world. NB: Do not pay any fee to any person before you receive this compensation payment, and your payment reference number is: "X10/01608WA" please make sure you always quote the payment reference. Yours faithfully, Dr. Kabiru Ahmed Chairman ECOWAS Financial Crime Unit