This email with the subject "You are to be paid the sum of $5,000,000.00!!!!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 23 Mar 2010 20:09:57 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Mr Charles Miller <chris@Ts-shanghai.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Sir/Madam , This is to officially inform you that we have verified your Contract/Inheritance file presently on our desk.We found out that you have not fulfilled the obligations giving to you in respect to your contract payment. Secondly, you are hereby advised to stop dealing with some non-officials in the bank as this is an illegal act and will have to stop if you so wish to receive your payment immediately. After the Board of director's meeting held in Abuja,we have resolved in finding a solution to your problem. We have arranged your payment through our SWIFT PAYMENT CENTRE(ZENITH BANK). This is part of an instruction/mandate passed by the Senate inrespect to overseas contract payment and debt re-scheduling. You will be provided with access to an online account in which your funds, Five million United States Dollars($5,000,000.00); will be deposited. As soon as you have been provided with the online account details, you can login to the banks website and then transfer your funds to your designated bank account. If you like to receive your fund this way, Kindly reconfirm your (1) Your Full Name: (2) Full residential address: (3) Phone And Fax Number: (4) Age: (5) Occupation: We shall be expecting to receive your information as you have to stop any further communication with anybody or office aside our. NOTE : YOU ARE TO SEND YOUR RESPONSE TO THE E-MAIL ADDRESS BELOW, email@example.com Thank you for your co-operation. BEST REGARDS, Mr Charles Miller. Contact Email: firstname.lastname@example.org +(234)-706-793-8229 CC: CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA CC: SENATE PRESIDENT CC: ALL FOREIGN PAYMENT OFFICES CC: BOARD OF DIRECTORS [CBN] CC: ACCOUNTANT GENERAL OF THE FEDERATION