This email with the subject "Dear Friend" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 19 Mar 2010 05:34:17 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "ENGR. HASSAN GIMBA" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, I am Engr.Hassan Gimba, the committee chairman of the special TASK FORCE on petroleum and distribution of the present civilian government. In the cause of the discharge of my duties, I was privy to be free flow of multi-billion petrol-Dollars. Sequel thereto, I presently have the sum of us$12,500,000.00 (Twelve million Five Hundred Thousand US Dollars) in cash lodged in a security company as a fall out of the currently going on probe by the present Government on government officials. I am compelled therefore to solicit for your assistance as regards your receiving this money in your country for me, as it will get to you in cash. Because of the prevailing political climate in the country it has become imperative for me to move these funds out thus if need be investing it in your country. I have already concluded arrangements with a Diplomat to take charge of getting the consignment across to you once I get confirmation from you. The modalities for the disbursements of the funds would see that 30% of the funds accrues to you while 10% will be dedicated to taking care of local/ international expenses and the remaining 60% would come to me this is where I would also like you to come in on consultancy vis-à-vis, the investment potential in your country. All correspondences pursuant hereto, must be thru my direct E-MAIL: email@example.com for the confidentiality of this transaction. While I await your rapid response. I remain yours truly. Engr. Hassan Gimba.