This email with the subject "PAYMENT FILE NUMBER: A" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 23 Apr 2010 15:09:56 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "Dr. Mansur Muhtar OFR"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
FEDERAL MINISTRY OF FINANCE. Ofice of the Minister of Finance 19 JOHNSON PENNINSULA, LAGOS-NIGERIA. TEL: (01-1)+234-708-939-6902 (Hot-Line) Ref: FMF/SGH/019/08 Date: 23rd April 2010. ATTN: Beneficiary. PAYMENT FILE NUMBER: A Release/Transfer Notice for your due Funds (US$1,500,000:00). Payment File No: A. 24Hrs Service It is very important that the recipient of this Letter should call this office in order to confirm it to us that this very Letter was received by you, the true beneficiary. You are advised to read this Letter very carefully because every paragraph explains what you need to know about the Release and Transfer of your due Funds. I am using this opportunity to write you back at this time because the honourable President of The Federal Republic of Nigeria have ordered that your due Funds should be made available to you within the next few days. I took my time to draft to you this email letter after i finished a meeting with the honourable President of The Federal Republic of Nigeria, some Federal Government officials and the Inspector General of The Nigerian Police (N.P.F). We are quite glad that our Intelligence Monitoring Unit (I.M.U) and the Inspector General of The Nigerian Police Force (N.P.F) informed us of your dealings with some impersonators whom have extorted thousands of dollars from you and still giving you empty promises and hopes to get your entitlement transaferred to you. These criminal suspects have today being declared WANTED by The Nigerian Police because they attempted to divert your Funds to a secret account in switzerland. Several cases of this sort have been reported to this Ministry and presently our Code of Conduct Bureau and The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission are seriously investigating on these cases similar to yours. As a Federal Government official and the honourable Minister of Finance of The Federal Government of Nigeria, it is my delight to enlighten you dearly on the ills of our societies of today inorder for you to stay afloat. Consequently to the fact that we handle alot of public affairs we have been able to acquire alot of experiences and knowledge which should be shared and passed on to un-enlightened beneficiaries like you. Please always endeavor to call us for verbal clearifications and also to entertain any questions from you as the case maybe. In the first place you and I know that it is only a Finance Ministry that can handle financial transactions of this magnitude because such Funds of this enormous value to be remitted internationally must pass through the finance Ministry being the government body incharge of international remittance of huge sums. Bear it in mind that a commercial Bank on it's own or a company/security company can not release nor remit such an amount of this value without a finance Ministry being the superior body to Pay out such cash. Furthermore, impersonators go as far as contacting un-enlightened beneficiaries telling them that they will assist them to receive their Funds single-handedly or through other fraudulent means too. At the end of all their lies they still demand substantial Fees which do not even exist on this earth. It really hurts that some certain people do not realize the impact of the crime which they perpetrate until they are caught. With the recent investigations which our Code of Conduct Bureau and The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission are presently carrying-out, these impersonators will definitely be caught sooner than you expect because I and my surbordinates are very much at work in order to uphold justice at a high esteem. Honestly, you have not received your due Funds until now because you had being in contact with the wrong people but you can count yourself lucky now that you are in contact with this Ministry. The above-mentioned criminals attempted to divert your Funds to a secret account in switzerland but I intercepted their criminal act and then made sure that I personally have your Funds and Payment Files under the custody of my office in order to ensure that you receive your due Funds accordingly. I have worked with the World Bank for several years before I was invited by my country (Nigeria) to be ordained the honourable Minister of Finance of Nigeria and already I have achieved alot for my country within my days in this ministry because I have been able to relieve alot of foreign debts. I want to make sure that you receive your due right (US$1,500,000:00 MILLION USD) because the Canadian and American government really contributed alot to what I am today so I am indebted to them but the only way that I can show them my appreciation is to make sure that beneficiaries like you are being Paid accordingly within a limited time constrain of 3-4working days. The truth is bitter but it must be said, so open your eyes and see the legitimacy of this very venture because it is only The Federal Ministry of Finance (F.M.F) here in Nigeria that have the legal and official right to credit your Bank Account with your due Funds (US$1,500,000:00 MILLION USD). To this effect, kindly call this office immediately after you read this official Letter. TEL: (01-1)+234-708-939-6902 This Official Letter is being issued to you (THE BENEFICIARY) by "The Federal Ministry of Finance" in collaboration with The Presidency. Copied to: The Accountant General of The Federation. Platinum Habib Bank (Bank PHB). The President's office. Yours Sincerely, Dr. Mansur Muhtar OFR. . Minister Of Finance Federal Republic Of Nigeria. Direct Tel: (01-1)+234-708-939-6902 The Federal Ministry Of Finance. The Federal Ministry Of Finance. The Federal Ministry Of Finance. The Federal Ministry Of Finance.