This email with the subject "Stanley Lawson" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 18 Sep 2006 03:54:23 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Stanley Lawson <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Sir, Re: PAYMENT AUTHENTICATION. I am Mr.Stanley Lawson, working with the Ministry of Petroleum Resources here in Nigeria; my office monitors and controls the affairs of all banks and financial institutions in Nigeria concerned with foreign contract payments. I am the final signatory to any transfer or remittance of huge funds moving within banks both on the local and international levels in line to foreign contracts Settlement. I have before me list of funds, which could not be transferred to some nominated accounts as these accounts have been identified either as ghost accounts, unclaimed deposits and over-invoiced sum etc. I write to present you to the federal government that you are among the people expecting the funds to be transferred into their account, on this note; I wish to have a deal with you as regards to the unpaid certified contract funds. I have every files before me and the data's will be to change to your name to enable you receive the fund into your nominated bank account as the beneficiary of the fund's amount $45 Million U.S.D. As it is my duty to recommend the transfer of these surplus funds to the Federal Government Treasury and Reserve Accounts as unclaimed deposits, I have the opportunity to write you based on the instructions I received 2 days ago from the Senate Committee on Contract Payments /Foreign Debts to submit the List of payment reports / expenditures and audited reports of revenues. Among several others, I have decided to remit this sum following my idea that we have a deal/agreement and I am going to do this legally. MY CONDITIONS. 1. You will give me 65% of your contract funds as soon as you confirm it in your designated bank account why 35% will be for your assistance. 2. This deal must be kept secret forever, and all correspondence will be strictly by email / telephone, for security purposes. 3. There should be no third parties as most problems associated with your fund release are caused by your agents or representative. If you AGREE with my conditions, l advise you on what to do immediately and the transfer will Commence without delay as I will proceed to fix your name on the Payment schedule instantly to meet the three days mandate. I hope you don't reject this offer and have the funds transferred. Waiting for your reply soon only through my private email for now: Yours Sincerely. Mr.Stanley Lawson (Office of Finance & Accounts Department NNPC). The information in this message and in any attachments contains confidential information and is intended solely for the attention and use of the addressee(s).