This email with the subject "YOUR PAYMENT HAS BEEN APPROVED." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 29 Dec 2010 12:01:57 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "ACCEPT OUR APOLOGIES."<MassageMasterTim@aol.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Compliments of the season. My name is Mr. Michael Matins, the personal assistant to the president of Nigeria. It is obvious that you have not received your fund which is to the tune of US$23.6million due to past corrupt Governmental Officials who almost held the fund to themselves for their selfish reason and some individuals who have taken advantage of you. It may interest you to hear that we have successfully verified your payment file but firstly we would like to apologize for the delay which was caused by some of our banks officials that went out of their ways to the law when we instructed them to pay you. Please do accept our apologies and also bear with us for it will not repeat itself again as a new reliable and God fearing person has been appointed by the reputable Government of Nigeria to pay you with immediate effect.
Nevertheless, its my pleasure to inform you that with the help of the EFCC investigation department in conjunction with some armed army/soldiers and some of the Nigerian Police. We have been able to arrest some of these corrupt Government Officials who have involved their selves in IMPOSTORING/INTERNET FRAUDS of which according to the judgment by the Chief Justice of Nigeria on the 27th/Dec/2010. It was declared and charged that these so call 14 arrested banks /Government officials will be jailed for 4years for fraud peddlers.
Listed below are the 14 people the EFCC investigation department has in their custody:
1. Dr Mike Uche
2. Mrs. Dorothy Iwu
3. Dr Mrs. Caroline Danjuma
4. Mr. David Smith
5. Engr. Desmond Eke
6. Dr Adekunle Elvis: Who is still in court
7. Mr. William Sanusi
8. Dr. Mr. Magnus King
9. Barr. Alex imoh
10. Dr Henry Caldson
11. Sir Collins Igwe: Who is still in court
12. Dr James Uka
13. Mr. Richard Ike
14. Mrs. Betty Hassan
Furthermore, incase the impostor you know is not mentioned above, please do inform us with a reliable information about he/she so that they can be arrested as well. We want a better Nigeria.
Regarding this development, two methods of payment has been approved by the Government of Nigeria of which you have been advised to make your choice in which way you would like to receive your fund. See below and make your choice:
1. ATM CARD MODE OF PAYMENT.
2. BANK TO BANK TRANSFER.
Without further delay, mentioned below is the contact of the new appointed person who is well trusted by the entire Government of Nigerian as a faithful Christian who will make all possible efforts to see that your fund is been transferred to you within the next 5 working days.
See below her contact:
Name: Mrs. Doreen Dickson
Director, Head of Corporate Finance and
Senior Productivity Coach/Project Manager
Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN)
To effect the immediate release of your fund valued at US$23.6million, you are advised to contact Mrs. Doreen Dickson with all the necessary information needed for the transfer or processing of your ATM card. Your payment will be sent to you via any of your preferred option. You will have to stop communicating with every other person if you have been in contact with any. We guarantee the receipt of your fund within the next 5 working days.
Mr. Michael Matins
Personal Assistant to the President of Nigeria