This email with the subject "Compensation / Payment" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 18 Nov 2010 23:54:33 -0800 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "Finance Minister"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Sir, This is Dr. Olusegun Aganga, the New Finance Minister of Nigeria writing to inform you that based on the scam reports we received, the African Union (AU) Anti- fraud team in collaboration with the United Nations (UN) are making sure that internet fraud is wiped out in the Africa continent completely. The Internet Service Providers have noticed an increased email traffic originating from Africa to other continents, hence the action of the security operatives. In this regard, three hundred and six (306) scammers have been arrested so far and arrest is still on. We have recovered the total sum of US$3.2 Billion from them both cash and assets confirmed to have come from their victims. As we have found thousands of email addresses of victims from their address books. It is at this juncture that we are contacting you. The African Union (AU) with the United Nation (UN) are making refunds of US$1,000,000.00 each to victims whom his/her email address was listed on the scammer's address books and also paying fully all those who have been defrauded at the pursue of their funds owed to them by our government. Contact me to know the modalities with which your refunds will get to you. NOTE: You are hereby advised not to contact those scammers again Dr. Olusegun Aganga Finance Minister http://www.fmf.gov.ng/FMF_HMF_Profile.aspx