This email with the subject "Fraud Alert on your Payment from Nigeria." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 21 Jun 2010 04:10:08 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "Dr. Aganga Olusegun."<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Greetings, This is Dr. Aganga Olusegun, Minister of Finance Federal Republic of Nigeria, by official Protocol I don't contact beneficiaries for their payments as there are procedures and officers I designated to carry out such functions and all I do is to give the final release Authority after verification and payment is released to the beneficiary's Account. We have received series of petitions from beneficiaries that they were contacted and lost money to people claiming to represent me or my office including other Government Agencies hence I am making this contact. Therefore I am warning you by this message to be aware of receiving message claiming to be from various Government Agencies claiming to be in charge of your payment please disregarding such messages as they are fraud . Only my office and that of The Supervising Officer at the Presidency with this official email address is Authorized to clear fund. Mr. James Kememu Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Having reconciled the Government Account for 2009 it was discovered that your payment was actually approved before now but due to some bureaucratic bottleneck and corrupt practices by some officials your payment is still pending The World Bank Group cum International Monetary Fund has offered to help the Country by working in collaboration with my Ministry and its .local representatives that these fund are Judiciously utilized and has cleared the total funds meant for payment. Therefore the Government has approved $7 Million (Seven Million USD) of your outstanding payment and will be released into your designated Account within 48hrs by Bank Wire transfer except you opted for another option of payment. You have been placed on a priority payment status due to the delay and setback you suffered in the past and you are directed to forward the Banking details of where you will want the fund to be sent and this should include the Bank Name, Account No., Routing number or Swift Code and also your full name The payment will be by Wire Transfer so make sure there is no error on the details you are sending, once I receive the details it shall be forwarded to the paying Bank that will make the transfer and a copy of the transfer receipt will be sent to you. You can email or call my direct line. Stated below this is my direct line and should NOT be given to a third party as I restrict calls that come to this line. Please quote the Code: Crystal Clear on your correspondence for Pass Identification. Congratulations in advance. Dr. Aganga Olusegun Finance Minister FRN.