This email with the subject "Payment File No: A-399." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 10 May 2010 18:39:58 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "Dr. Mansur Muhtar OFR."<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
FEDERAL MINISTRY OF FINANCE. Office of the Minister of Finance, Nigeria 12 LEKKI PENNINSULA, LAGOS-NIGERIA. TEL: (01-1)234-802-797-5797 (Hot-Line) Ref: FMF/SGH/019/08 Date: 10th May, 2010. ATTN: Beneficiary. PAYMENT FILE NUMBER: A Release/Transfer Notice for your due Funds (US$5,000,000:00). Payment File No: A-399. 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 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 writing 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. You are not authorized not to send any money to any person at all for any reason so kindly take note. This official letter is to notify you that we are ready to Pay the sum of US$5,000,000 into your Bank Account as soon as The President of The Federal Republic of Nigeria signs the ORDER TO RELEASE. Be enlightened, that the only means of success which Funds of this magnitude can be made available internationally is via an Electronic Wire Transfer (bank to bank). 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. These mentioned criminal suspects that has been contacting you with scam letter and Phishing emails, 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 inother for you to stay afloat. Consequent 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. This Letter elaborated on the essentiality of you calling this Ministry because such is very much important inother to aid 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 inother 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 inother 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 Ministry 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$5,000,000) because the government of your country 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 has the legal and official right to credit your Bank Account with your due Funds (US$5,000,000). To this effect, kindly call this office immediately after you read this official Letter. TEL: (01-1)234-802-797-5797. This Official Letter is being issued to you 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 office of the President. Yours Sincerely, Dr. Mansur Muhtar OFR. Minister Of Finance Federal Republic Of Nigeria. Direct Tel: (01-1)234-802-797-5797 The Federal Ministry Of Finance. The Federal Ministry Of Finance. The Federal Ministry Of Finance. The Federal Ministry Of Finance.