A Scam Email with the Subject "YOUR URGENT RESPONSE TO THIS NOTIFICATION IS NEEDED>>>>07-06-2010" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 07 Jun 2010 16:29:45 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was "MINISTRY OF FINANCE - FMF"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
FEDERAL MINISTRY OF FINANCE (F.M.F), NIGERIA PLOT 440/441 CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT GARKI - ABUJA (FCT), NIGERIA. OUR REF: OAGF/RD/FGN/VOL009 DATE: 07-06-2010 Dear Sir/Madam, This is Dr. Segun Olutoyin Aganga, the Minister for Finance of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (FRN). I write to duly inform you that we have reviewed our database of all Outstanding Foreign Beneficiaries, who are yet to receive their respective Inheritance Entitlements/Payment and we have discovered that US$7,500,000.00 (Seven Million, Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars), was deposited with the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), in your FAMILY NAME, by a late relative of yours, since August 2004. Our database also noted that the funds in question is your FAMILY MONEY and you have been appointed to claim it on behalf of your entire family. For this cogent reason, the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (FRN) - Dr. Goodluck Jonathan, has mandated me to investigate the reasons associated with the delay for release of your Inheritance Entitlements/Payment. Based on this recommendation, I wish to inform you that the major reason why your US$7,500,000.00 (Inheritance Entitlements/Payment), has not been released to you, is because a certain gentleman by name MR. JOHN BEASLEY, from FLORIDA - U.S.A, has been coming to our office, claiming to be your representative. He, MR. JOHN BEASLEY, submitted an application this morning; which stated that you have authorized your Inheritance Entitlements/Payment, to be paid to him on your behalf; with a report that you are indisposed and could not travel down to Nigeria, to personally sign the Funds Release Documents. He informed us that you were involved in a ghastly motor accident and your health conditions are in a critical state. He also submitted the Power Of Attorney Certificate you gave him, which informed us that you have instructed for your US$7,500,000.00 (Inheritance Entitlements/Payment) to be transferred to the bank account stated below: BANK OF AMERICA LOS ANGELES, CA. 90051-9931, U.S.A SWIFT CODE: BXMYAJH CREDIT TO: FINANCIAL BANK PLC ACCOUNT NO: 14524139700 BENEFICIARY: MR. JOHN BEASLEY. It is for this cogent reason, we have decided to contact you again, about this development inorder for us to ascertain whether you have actually asked, MR. JOHN BEASLEY or indeed anyone, to transfer your Inheritance Entitlements/Payment to the above stated bank on your behalf. We also want to confirm the following from you: (1) Did you at any time delegate MR. JOHN BEASLEY or your family member to claim your fund on your behalf? (2) Were you involved in a motor accident? (3) Are you aware or related to any MR. JOHN BEASLEY from your country? (4) Are you the owner of the bank account above? (5) Let us know if you are aware of the transfer of your above stated Inheritance Entitlements/Payment, to the above bank account. You are also expected to re-confirm the following informations stated below, for proper verifications and authentication: 1). YOUR FULL NAME.......? 2). YOUR HOME PHONE NUMBER/CELL PHONE.........? 3). ATTACHED COPY OF YOUR WORKING I.D, DRIVER'S LICENSE OR INTERNATIONAL PASSPORT. As soon as we receive your response, indicating your consent of the transfer of your US$7,500,000.00 (Inheritance Entitlements/Payment) to the above bank account and a re-confirmation of other details, I will endorse your INHERITANCE CLAIMS FILE immediately and approve of the Wire-Transfer of your Inheritance/Funds, within the next 24hrs. However, we shall proceed and effect the release of your Inheritance Entitlements/Payment, to MR. JOHN BEASLEY, if we do not hear from you, within the next seven (7) days of this notice. Finally, we expect your urgent response to this notification, to enable us monitor this payment effectively. Regards, Dr. Segun O. Aganga HONORABLE MINISTER OF FINANCE FEDERAL MINISTRY OF FINANCE (F.M.F), NIGERIA.