A Scam Email with the Subject "Dear Friend" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 08 Jun 2010 10:10:23 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "ALI USMAN"<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Central Bank of Nigeria
Fact Finding and Special Duties
Tunuibu Square, Lagos-Nigeria
My name is Alhaji Ali Usman, I am a director of fact finding and special duties, I am newly
appointed to head the department in this Apex Bank (CBN) and I am a Muslim in Nigeria. In
pursuit, I and my two staffs of my department found out some irregularities going on, your
payment with Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). And we found out that you had met all the
statutory requirement needed to effect transfer of your funds into your bank account. I am
not happy with the way people have been extorting money from you on pretext to help you
receive your Million Dollars with this bank.
I will advice you from this moment to desist from communicating with these unscrupulous
elements that paraded themselves to be good innocent people, I want to let you know that if
you did not desist from this bad elements, that you will continue paying your hard earned
money to them and with their endless stories., requesting one certificate to another. I can
assure you that since last years this their fraudulent character had started and none of
them can pay you the supposed money. Note that all the money you had paid to them were used
for their personal interest/ benefits, I reiterated that you should stop any further
correspondence with this unbelievers.
It is a pity that this people had extorted much money from you, but I had personally
introduced a device that can be possibly use to pay you all this money without any further
documentation, but it must be keep secret because I want to use the method the foreign
currencies do come into he country. It will be arranged through diplomatic preference
carriage scheme. I will first dispatch two boxes that will contained $10million of $100
bills to your private address and after receipt of the boxes and you confirm the contents
from your bankers.
Then, I will send to you another batch, but I will advice that you let nobody know about
this method to avoid people eyebrow. I had arranged with the courier company, the company
had agreed to dispatch the boxes, but I did not tell them the original contents because the
courier companies do not carry physical cash for dispatch, what will declear to them as the
contents of the boxes is sensitive films and film materials, so that the company will not
request for physical inspections because the films material does not require sunrays or
contact with air.
I will finally conclude with the courier company, when I receive your go ahead order, please
kindly stop any further discussion with these people and do not pay any more money to them
or to those called themselves bank officials. I will furnish you with more information’s as
soon as I receive your go ahead order, that you will compensate me and my colleague’s with
the sum of $500,000.00 dollars. For your information, the courier will charge us for
delivery and we have to pay them before the delivery.
I wait to hearing from you
Alhaji Ali Usman