This email with the subject "Important Payment Information" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 24 Jul 2015 17:30:23 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was Penette Upshaw <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
This is Christy Upshaw, the special advisers to the newly elected president on International Relationship and Financial matters. Well this is to let you know that the newly elected government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria has ordered the immediate release of all outstanding debt owed to all the foreign contractors, Lotto, Next of Kin and to compensate all scam victim whose payment has been pending by the previous government valued at $10.5 million.
The newly elected government is doing so as one of the four point agenda promised before the election and also to regain the good image of the country once again. You are therefore requested to forward your personal information such as
Copy of your driverâs License or Identity Card.
Note that every payment must be made through a validated check, ATM Master Card or by wire transfer.
Mrs. Penette Christy Upshaw
Special Adviser to the president.