A Scam Email with the Subject "FROM THE ANTI-FRAUD COMPENSATION DEPARTMENT, WEST AFRICA" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 11 Oct 2014 10:29:51 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was "ANTI-FRAUD PAYMENT DEPARTMENT"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Good Day, We introduce this commission, Economic & Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC). We fight Cyber Crime, Internet Fraud, Scam and Money laundering in Africa and London (United Kingdom) & all over the world. Our commission has been in existence since 2004 and our duty is to stop ALL sorts of Internet Fraud. We have over 7,500 of those arrested Internet Fraudsters in our jails around Africa and UK and We are still looking forward to arresting some more of this Scam Units as they are spread across the Globe to carry out their nefarious activities. We are aware that a lot of foreigners have been deceived out of huge sums of their hard earned money after been promised percentages in their fraudlent emails for you to partnership with them or share these sums of money. After sending out such huge sums of money to this internet Fraudsters, they end up demanding for money from you and NEVER get to fulfill their promises to you. We , The EFCC as Leaders of the African Crime fighters have come together to inform the World about what is going on now & We are proud to announce to you that, We have recovered over $422 Million Dollars (FOUR HUNDRED & TWENTY-TWO MILLION UNITED STATES DOLLARS) from those we have suceeded in arresting. We are hopeful that before the end of the Year 2014, We would have helped in restoring happiness to some of the defrauded citizens of the World and We ask for forgiveness from these victimized ones. The reason We are writing you this letter is because your name was given to us by one of the fraudsters in our detention room after some serious investigations. Our aim is to refund all lost fund to its legitimate owner. The Federal Government of Nigeria after various discussions with various financial institutions have come to a conclusion and have approved a Total Sum of $1,000,000 USD (ONE MILLION UNITED STATES DOLLARS) ONLY as the compensation of the loss that you incurred as this was a ceiling rate as some suffered more while others suffered less to and the idea is to restore you back to the position that you would have been if not that you were defrauded. In addition, Your $1,000,000 USD will be paid to you in the next few days as the INTERNATIONAL CERTIFIED BANK DRAFT has been issued in your favor. We are doing this in other to retain the good image of this great country, Nigeria. All that you have to do right now is to contact our authorized personnel with the required data below: YOUR FULL NAME- ADDRESS/COUNTRY: YOUR DIRECT CELLPHONE NUMBER: SCANNED COPY OF ANY PROVE OF ID: AUTHORIZED PAYMENT PERSONNEL: Mr MIKE OBI PERSONNEL e-mail address: (email@example.com) CELLPHONE NUMBER: +234861117890