This email with the subject "Get back to me ASAP!!!!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 17 Nov 2010 04:38:22 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Reginald Leo Lee" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
NAME: Reginald Leo Lee.(Esq.) Email: email@example.com Phone: +234(0)816 223 7982 Dear friend, I am a legal representative of a well known political personality in Nigeria (West Africa) who has some financial interest that need to be legitimized using a foreign national (not resident in Nigeria) as a front. My client has briefed and mandated me to make this contact and open up communication with you for a possible business relationship. While my client was in government, my client used his respected official position to accumulate some funds through the awards of contracts that were inflated, the said funds in question is $5.2m. These contracts have since been executed and the contractors have been duly paid, but the balanced over-invoiced amount remains unclaimed in a transitory account with the ministry of finance, awaiting approval for payment. My client's brief to me therefore is to source for a bold and trustworthy foreign based business person, who can act as a front in laying claims to this yet unclaimed amount. More details and procedures of how the funds will be released to you as the beneficiary will be discussed after a positive response from you, and be assured that the transaction contemplated with you will be mutually beneficial with a zero level risk. Be informed you are to benefit or compensated with 50% of 12% of the total amount involved,(although still negotiable), while me and my colleagues will be compensated with the other 50% of the 12% for our legal duties to ensure that all goes well and the funds is released to you as the beneficiary. please respond A.S.A.P for details if you are interested in working with us. Regards, Reginald Leo Lee.(Esq.)