This email with the subject "SCAM SYNDICATES HAVE CONFESSED THAT THEY STOLE YOUR MONEY" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 02 Oct 2011 03:30:11 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was lesley jones <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Sir/Madam, The Federal Government of Nigeria through provisions in Section 419 of the Criminal Code came up with punitive measures to deter and punish offenders.The Advance Fee Fraud section deal mainly with cases of advance fee fraud(commonly called 419) such as obtaining by false pretence through different fraudulent schemes e.g. contract scam, inheritance scam, job scam, loan scam, lottery award scam, “wash wash” scam (money washing scam), marriage scam. Immigration scam, counterfeiting and religious scam. It also investigates cyber crime cases. This is to officially announce to you that some scam Syndicates were apprehended in Nigeria,South Africa and United Kingdom few days ago and after several interrogations and tortures your details were among those mentioned by some of the scam Syndicates as one of the victims of their operations. After proper investigations and research at Western Union Money Transfer and Money Gram office to know if you have truly sent money to the scam Syndicates through Western Union Money Transfer or Money Gram, your name was found in their central database system amongst those that have sent money to these scammers.This proves that you have truly been swindled by those unscrupulous persons by sending money to them in the course of getting one fund or the other that is not real. Right now we are working hand in hand with Western Union and Interpol to track every fraudsters down, do not respond to their e-mails, letters and phone calls any longer they are scammers and you should be very careful to avoid being a victim to fraudsters any longer because they have nothing to offer you but to rip-off what you have worked hard to earn. In this regard a meeting was held between the Board of Directors of The I.M.F and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and as a consequence of our investigations it was agreed that the sum of one hundred thousand US Dollars (US$100,000, 00) should be paid to you out of the funds due to you by I.M.F. We have deposited your fund at Western Union Money Transfer agent location office in Lagos Nigeria. We have submitted your details to them so that your fund can be transferred to you, but they re-contacted us that the funds are too large to be transferred via western union or money gram, so the only option is to transfer these said amount to you, in form of an INTERNATIONAL ATM CARD, that will still contain the same amount.This ATM card will be used to withdraw money from any ATM machine worldwide and your limit is $3000, 00 per day. To redeem your fund you are hereby advised to contact the ATM Card Center via email for the processing of your ATM CARD. Do contact Mr. Clive Ahmed of the ATM Card Center via his contact details below and furnish him with your details. Contact person: Mr. Clive Ahmed Contact phone No: +2348021054696 Email: email@example.com Remember that you are not the only scam victim, we have so many scam cases in our office but you are lucky to fall among one of the people that will be getting these compensation funds, so if you feel reluctant to claim it, we will cancel your name and sign it on the next scam victim waiting on line to claim his/her compensation funds. Yours sincerely, Lesley Jones Assistant Investigation Officer. The International police Crimes Commission (I.P.C.C) No.4 Rotimi close ikoyi Lagos Nigeria