This email with the subject "Re: Your Serious Attention!!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 27 Dec 2014 19:04:29 -0800 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "ECOWAS GIABA"<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
INTER GOVERNMENTAL ACTION
GROUP AGAINST MONEY
LAUNDERING IN WEST AFRICA
GIABA/FUNDRELEASEPLAN/066/Vo.VV/004 Cotonou 23th December 2014
Fund Release by the recommendation of IMF and the World Bank plan-someone Cotonou R. Benin 25-26 November 2013
The above named group has commenced the seizure of incoming and outgoing funds in the sub- region since January 2014 due to the high rate of corruption and Terrorism. After the intervention of the World Bank and the IMF questioning our resolution, the board has decided to release some of these funds to the owners.
After running proper investigation on them, you are lucky to be among the selected few to have your fund released. While processing the transfer of this fund, we received some documents tendered by your Representative Mr. John Williams, and your Attorney G. ELIAS & CO (Solicitors and advocates) claiming ownership.
They have presented a "Power of Attorney" duly signed by you in which was clearly stated that your contract/inheritance fund seized by this commission should be paid to them. They further stated that due to certain prevailing circumstances beyond your control, thus appointing them to act on your behalf.
We await your consent please.