This email with the subject "Good Day Brethren" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 01 May 2012 03:04:44 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Pastor Godwin Ighoyota"<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Peace Be Unto You & Your Family My Dear Friend My name is Pastor Godwin Ighoyota, the father of Stanley who was arrested by the Nigeria Police force (NPF) last two weeks, I am the General overseer of Redeemed Mission Church of Christ (R.M.C.C) and the C.E.O of Yota Gas Company here in Nigeria, South Africa, & Cambodia, I got your email contact from my son's sent-mail during my last conversation with him at the Police Station. I want to plead with you to save the life of my only son from this critical case, he is all I have and I will not want to see him sentence to death by the High Court of Justice because the Court has issued a letter to me that after 12 working Court days from now if the court don't received any update from those who has fall victim in one way or the other to prove my son innocent of the crime committed he will be sentence to death for fraudulent offense (ACT 1O2-5N6 NIGERIA LAW CONSTITUTION) I plead to you with the name of God almighty to save the life of my only son from the High Court of Justice, I lost my wife 4 years back on a Missionary assignment to United State, since then I am trying to protect the only child God has blessed us with. I strongly believe my son can't involve himself in Scam & fraud act, I am very sure that the internet fraudster hacked into his email to send Scam Letter, I tried to convince Barrister. Mark Oboh that my son is innocent of the accursed crime that someone hacked into his email to send scam letter but he insist to get a vital prove from a foreigners who have received the Scam Letter send from my son email. I am so confuse right now and don't know what to do i believe it's the hand work of the enemies and the devil, but I believe with the power of God almighty the devil will not succeed. Brethren, I am willing to pay for all the damages, stress & pains you might have gone through all this while, only if you can save the life of my only son by sending a letter to Barrister. Mark Oboh who is in charge of this case to present it to the High Court of Justice to prove my son innocent for this accursed crime, I am willing to pay the sum of $200,000.00 USD (Two Hundred Thousand United State Dollar) to save the life of my only son. Please I want you to be honest to me for this great help you are about giving me, because I have lost a lot of money to a lady in Sweden and two other men in United State and Australia who promise to help save the life of my son by sending a letter to Barrister Mark Oboh and they didn't send any letter as soon as the money was transferred to their nominated bank account they stop replying my emails and switch off their Mobile Number. Brethren if you can assist me, please contact me immediately with the required details below. Name: Country: Age/Gender: Mobile Number: For Easy Communication Please keep this as a confidential issue between us, Because of my position as the General overseer of Redeemed Mission Church of Christ (R.M.C.C) and the C.E.O of Yota Gas Company. Kindly reply me with your great responds to my personal email: firstname.lastname@example.org REMAIN BLESSED FOR THE LORD IS WITH YOU. Yours truly, Pastor Godwin Ighoyota