This email with the subject "COMPLIMENT OF THE SEASON" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 21 Jun 2014 05:46:41 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was Mohamed Adams <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
COMPLIMENT OF THE SEASON
I AM THE DEPUTY DIRECTOR OF FINANCE, FOREIGN PAYMENT APPROVAL DEPT. OF WEST AFRICAN MONETARY CONTROL BOARD (WAMCB). NORTH WEST REGIONAL OFFICE BURKINA FASO
MY OFFICE OVERSEES ALL DEVELOPMENTAL REJECTS FINANCED BY THE ECONOMIC COMMUNITY OF WEST AFRICAN STATES (ECOWAS). WITHIN THIS ZONE (BURKINA FASO, NIGER, MALI, IVORY COAST, GHANA AND GUINEA) WITH REFERENCE TO AN INTRODUCTION AND RECOMMENDATION OF YOU BY A FRIEND WHO WORKS IN THE BURKINA FASO CHAMBERS OF COMMERCE AND INDUSTRY, I DO HEREBY; WISH TO COMMENCE TALK WITH YOU ON A HIGHLY CONFIDENTIAL LEVEL. AFTER DUE CONSULTATIONS WITH MY COLLEAGUES, WE HAVE DECIDED TO CONTACT YOU IN ORDER TO ARRANGE FOR A POSSIBLE TRANSFER OF THE SUM OF FIFTEEN MILLION THREE HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS (US$15.300.000.00) INTO YOUR ACCOUNT. THIS MONEY IS A SUBJECT OF AN OVER INFLATED SUM ACQUIRED FROM CONTRACTS AWARDED BY MY AGENCY IN THE PAST YEARS.
THE ORIGINAL CONTRACTORS HAVE HOWEVER, BEEN PAID AND ALL PROJECTS EXECUTED BY THEM COMMISSIONED. THIS OVER INFLATED AMOUNT CANNOT BE WITHDRAWN LOCALLY FROM THE PAYING BANK BECAUSE THE CONTRACTORS CONCERNED ARE FOREIGN FIRMS. AS A MATTER OF TRUST, HONESTY AND SECRECY, WE HAVE DECIDED TO CONTACT YOU AS TO ASSIST US PROVIDE AN ACCOUNT FOR THIS TRANSACTION IF YOU HAVE ACCEPTED TO ASSIST AND FULLY PARTICIPATE IN THIS TRANSACTION, KINDLY FURNISH US WITH THE NECESSARY INFORMATION SUCH AS BANK ADDRESS, ACCOUNT NUMBER, ACCOUNT NAME AND YOUR FULL ADDRESS. WITH THIS INFORMATION PROVIDED, THE SAID SUM WILL BE TRANSFER TO YOUR ACCOUNT WITHOUT DIFFICULTIES. THE TERMS OF SHARING THE MONEY AFTER A SUCCESSFUL TRANSFER WILL BE DISCUSS AS YOU INDICATE YOUR INTEREST IN ASSISTING TO TRANSFER THIS MONEY.
IMMEDIATELY ALL THESE INFORMATION GETS TO US, WE WILL THEN PRESENT EVERY DOCUMENT TO THE PAYING BANK. IS REST ASSURED WITH OUR CONNECTIONS, EVERYTHING WILL BE THROUGH WITHIN A SHORT TIME AFTER MANY YEARS OF METICULOUS SERVICES TO THE GOVERNMENT AND PEOPLE OF OUR SUB REGION WE WOULD NOT WANT OUR IMAGE TO BE DENTED THEREFORE WE EXPECT YOU TO HANDLE THIS TRANSACTION WITH UTMOST MATURITY BY KEEPING EVERYTHING SECRET. I CAN ASSURE YOU THAT IF OUR INSTRUCTIONS ARE CAREFULLY ADHERED TO, THERE WILL NOT BE ANY HITCH THROUGHOUT THE TRANSACTION, AND THERE IS NO RISK ON YOUR SIDE, BECAUSE WE HAVE PERFECTED THE DEAL VERY WELL OVER YEARS.
AFTER THE TRANSFER, WE WILL BE COMING OVER TO YOUR COUNTRY FOR FURTHER SHARING AND POSSIBLE INVESTMENTS.
I'M WAITING TO HEAR FROM YOU URGENTLY THROUGH THE TELEPHONE NUMBER BELOW OR MAIL ME BACK ASAP.
Mr. Mohamed Adams