This email with the subject "(Director Gen, Foreign Affairs Ministry)" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 17 Apr 2010 03:02:24 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "USMAN"<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Hon, Alhaji Umaru Yahaya, Director Gen, Foreign Affairs Ministry. Foreign Affairs Ministry Complex Wuse- Abuja-Nigeria. Dear, Friend Re: PAYMENT AUTHENTICATION. I am Hon, Alhaji Usman Bello the newly elected Director Gen. Foreign Affairs Ministry; my office monitors and controls the affairs of all banks and financial institutions in Nigeria concerned with foreign contract payments. I am the final signatory to any transfer or remittance of huge funds moving within banks both on the local and international levels in line to foreign contracts settlement. I have before me list of funds, which could not be transferred to some nominated bank accounts as these accounts have been identified either as ghost accounts, unclaimed deposits and over-invoiced sum etc. I write to present you to the federal government that you are among the people expecting the funds to be transferred into their account, on this note; I wish to have a deal with you as regards to the unpaid certified contract funds. I have every files before me and the data's will be to change to your name to enable you receive the fund as the beneficiary of the fund's amount one hundred and twenty million united states dollars, ( $120,000,000,00. it is my duty to recommend the transfer of these surplus funds to the Federal Government Treasury and Reserve Accounts as unclaimed deposits, I have the opportunity to write you based on the instructions I received 2 days ago from the Senate Committee on Contract Payments /Foreign Debts to submit the List of payment reports / expenditures and audited reports of revenues. Among several others, I have decided to remit this sum following my idea that we have a deal/agreement and I am going to do this legally. Note, these funds would come to you through Bank transfer to your bank account via central bank of Nigeria , or any central bank of Nigeria representative Bank MY CONDITIONS. 1 I would be entitled to 50% from the amount, while you will also enttited 40% would be for you, the remaining 10% would go for all the expenses that may be occure during the transaction, note, both of us must work as a term to enable us suceed on the transfer, as soon as you confirm it in your designated bank account. 2. This deal must be kept secret forever, and all correspondence will be strictly by email / telephone, for security purposes. 3. There should be no third parties as most problems associated with your fund release are caused by your agents or representative. If you AGREE with my conditions, l advise you on what to do immediately and the arrangement will commence without delay as I will proceed to fix your name on the Payment schedule instantly to meet the three days mandate. I hope you don't reject this offer and have the funds transferred All correspondence email regarding this transaction should be directed to this email account below,; firstname.lastname@example.org Waiting for your reply soon. Yours Sincerely. Alhaji Usman Bello. (Director Gen, Foreign Affairs Ministry)