A Scam Email with the Subject "Cogruent Request.(Good Day)" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 11 Oct 2005 04:00:16 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was "John Obi" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
TRANSFER OF USD$22MILLION INTO YOUR ACCOUNT} ATTENTION: President\CEO. I, on behalf of my other colleagues from different organs of Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) owned parastatals decided to solicit your assistance as regards transfer of the above-mentioned amount into your bank account. This fund accrued from over invoicing of various contract awarded in my parastatal to certain Foreign Contractors sometimes ago. We, as holders of sensitive position in our various parastatals, were mandated by the Federal Government to Scrutinise all payments made to certain foreign Contractors and we discovered that some of the contracts they executed were grossly over-invoiced either by omission or commission. In the process the sum of USd 22M (Twenty Two Million US Dollars only) was found lying in the parastatal suspense account after the foreign contractors had been paid their rightful dues for executing the said contracts. We all agreed that this over-invoiced amount be transferred (for our own use) into a bank account provided by a foreign partner, because we are government workers and the Code of Conduct does not allow us to operate foreign accounts. However, we have succeeded in transferring some of this money precisely US$5.0M (Five Million US Dollars only) into a foreign account in MOROCCO (North Africa), but the provider of the account in MOROCCO is up to some mischief and refuses to comply to the earlier mutual agreement by insisting that the total amount be paid into his nominated bank account before disbursement will take effect. If for a meagre sum of US$5.0M (Five Million US Dollars only) we are not compensated, is it when the balance of US$22M (Twenty-two Million US Dollars)is transferred that we will be sure of our full compensation? Of course, this abuse of trust and inhumanity calls for sober reflection and search for absolute trust. Thus we are seeking your unwavering assistance that the remaining amount of US$22M can be speedily processed and fully remitted into your nominated bank account. On successful remittance of the fund into your account, you will be compensated with 30% of the amount for your assistance and services. So far, much have been said and due to our sensitive positions, we cannot afford a slip in this transaction neither can we give out identity as regards our respective offices, but whereby cordial relationship is established, smooth operations commences, you will be furnished with details of all you deserves to know. I am at your disposition to entertain any question from you with respect to this transaction, so contact me immediately through my e:mail for further information on the requirements and procedure for this transaction. in your reply please endeavour to send me the following informations 1.FULL NAME AND PERSONAL ADDRESS. 2.YOUR PRIVATE PHONE, FAX NUMBER. 3. COMPANY NAME AND ADDRESS IF ANY. this will enable me apply for the release of the fund to your norminated account. Please, treat with the strictest confidentiality and utmost urgency. Yours faithfully, Eng. John Obi.