A Scam Email with the Subject "STOP ORDER FROM OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENCY:" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 15 Mar 2010 16:58:18 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was ALHAJI USMAN BELLO <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM DESK OF: ALHAJI USMAN BELLO
DIRECTOR, FOREIGN DEBT RECONCILIATION COMMITTEE.
DIRECT EMAIL ADDRESS: email@example.com
PAYMENT STOP ORDER FROM OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENCY:
This is to notify you about your outstanding contract payment, Inheritance and lottery wining which was suspended by the Presidency due to some reasons. Although this medium (Internet) has been greatly abused, but I chose to reach you through it because it still remains the global means of communication, which is faster, easy means to reach out and most secured medium of communication. Be informed that this letter is not a Scam mail and I urge you to treat it with the seriousness it deserves..
The stopping instruction from the office of the presidency came to our notice to stop the out going transfer which your contact was among this list. The stopping instruction came as a result of the new Beneficiary and the new bank account, with this new development the Foreign Debt Reconciliation Committee and the Finance Minister has set up a verification Panel on your due contract payment file which has been endorsed and approved for payment awaiting for your final confirmation in view of this sudden changes you have to get back to this office to confirm the new account submitted to Central Bank of Nigeria for this transfer on your behalf.
(1) This Office has just received a registered sworn affidavit, to re-route your payment into a new bank account number as stated: VACAP Federal Credit Union, 1700 Robin Hood Road, Richmond, VA 23220. Account number 32501. Beneficiary name Mr. RAINER HESSE. The Amount is US$10.5m USD.(Ten Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars Only) This is the only reason why you have not received your fund.
(2) You have to get back to this office with the copy of confirmation letter or power of attorney if you have instructed Mr. RAINER HESSE the right to change and appoint a new Attorney on your behalf thereby asking that they receive cash call remittance on your behalf.
(3) It has come to our notice that you are being contacted by unauthorized Individuals in respect to your contract payment but unfortunately this office is not aware of your unofficial dealings and be warned that it is at your own risk if you continue with this contact.
The Foreign Debt Reconciliation Committee have to contact you to verify the relationship between you and Mr. RAINER HESSE as he tried to change all your details through the sworn affidavit into a new different bank account details . You are advised to call me or email back upon the receipt of this mail to enable this office know and advice you on how to handle this matter without any hitch.
Alhaji Usman Bello (Director Foreign Debt Reconciliation Committee),
Warning: Failure to adhere to this Mail with the Instructions you will be doing so at your own risk and should not hold this Office or the Federal Government of Nigeria responsible for the non-payment of their Foreign Exchange Payment.