A Scam Email with the Subject "FINAL PAYMENT NOTICE OF US$800,000 (Eigth Hundred Thousand United State Dollars)" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 03 Mar 2008 09:57:29 -0800 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was "barr.tones robert"<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
OFFICE OF THE CHIEF AUDITOR TO THE PRESIDENT
INTERNATIONAL CREDIT SETTLEMENT DEPT
FEDERAL MINISTRY OF FINANCE
Our Ref: FGN /SNT/STB
Security Operation Code: (FDMO / IDMO / 793XXCL / 04)
SUBJECT: FINAL PAYMENT NOTICE OF US$800,000 (Eigth Hundred Thousand United State Dollars)
Regards to your contract/Inheritance payment on file MVF/FMF/10/02/001 of the debt re-constitution set up by the new G.C.F.R President Umaru Musa Yar' Adua.
A circular/Query was sent from the Treasury Section this morning to enable my office Confirm that you issued a letter of Authority for a change of Beneficiary and receiving account from your name/Account to Mr. Paul Bowen from Luxembourg.
The circular stated that one Mr. Paul Bowen came to the Treasury Department claiming to be from your sister company in Luxembourg with a letter of Authority purported to have been written by you that the total Inheritance sum should be transferred into your sister Company Account in Luxembourg and that they are ready to pay the outstanding fee of US$1,850.00 (One thousand eight hundred and fifty United States Dollars Net) meant for the procurement of the insurance policy certificate) obtainable from the legal department in order to receive the fund.
Please what is happening? I will want you to confirm the following issues:
1. Do you have a sister company in Luxembourg?
2. Did you give anybody a power of attorney to receive your Inheritance payment entitlement on your behalf?
3. Should we authorize the Treasury Department to acknowledge and validate
the purported authority to change Beneficiary and have the fund transfered to Mr. Paul Bowen on matters concerning your claims/payment.
Please note that you have between 7 working days from the date of this letter to attend and clarify the issue raised above or this office will conclude that all the issues raised are correct and subsequently confirm to the Treasury Department to deal with Mr. Paul Bowen. In the light of the above, this office shall not welcome any petition or Blames that your fund was wrongly paid/transferred to someone else if you do not respond to this letter.It is our tradition to first confirm the original beneficiary before any Reconfirmation can be given to the Treasury Department Pointa annota: Prior to the issue raised above.
After the effort and time you went as far as authorizing your Sister Company to receive the same Inheritance payment on you behalf without my consent. Based on this your payment with instructions from the Treasury Department had been stopped automatically unless you clear this issue raised above by convincing my humble self and the Treasury Department that you never authorize Mr. Paul Bowen to redeem claims on your behalf.
This must be supported with an Affidavit of claims /Declaration denouncing such
claims by Mr. Paul Bowen. Without such a Declaration; no payment shall be
paid to you. This Declaration must be sworn through the High Court of Justice Nigeria.
Re-confirm the following information
1.Your Full names.
2.Your Telephone and fax numbers.
3.Your Contact address.
4 Id Card.
RIGHT NOW WE HAVE ARRANGE YOUR PAYMENT THROUGH OUR SWIFT CARD PAYMENT CENTER ASIA PACIFIC, THAT IS THE LATEST INSTRUCTION BY THE PRESIDENT UMARU MUSA YAR' ADUA (G.C.F.R) OF THE FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF NIGERIA.
THIS CARD CENTER WILL SEND YOU AN ATM CARD WHICH YOU WILL USE TO WITHDRAW YOUR MONEY IN ANY ATM MACHINE IN ANY PART OF THE WORLD, BUT THE MAXIMUM IS FOUR THOUSAND DOLLARS PER DAY.
THE ATM CARD PAYMENT CENTER HAS BEEN MANDATED TO ISSUE OUT $800,000.00 (EIGHT HUNDRED THOUSAND UNITED STATES DOLLARS) FOR YOUR INFORMATION YOU HAVE TO STOP ANY FURTHER COMMUNICATION WITH ANY OTHER PERSON(S) OR OFFICE(s). THIS IS TO AVOID ANY HITCHES IN FINALIZING YOUR PAYMENT TO YOU OR MR. PAUL BOWEN WHO YOU AUTHORIZE.
Awaiting your immediate response.
Barr. TONES ROBERT