A Scam Email with the Subject "can i trust you?" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 11 Dec 2005 10:22:47 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Clement Balogun" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Sir,I am Clement Duke Balogun, first son of EX-IG of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. I am sure you are no stranger to the recent happenings in Nigeria, My father has been arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission [EFCC], and the president is trying his best possible to put him in jail. I write to you in strict confidence to ask for your assistance in actualizing a scheme,which I have contrived to secure my financial, and social future as well as that of my immediate family. My fear is that,having accounted for my father, I would be the target of subsequent arrestand I wonder where that would leave my siblings.My Dad really worked for our president but because he was not in surport of him going for a 3rd term in office as the president.So he has conclude that he must be in jail till his dream is actualised in 2007asthe president of Nigeria.Before my father?s arrest, He disclosed the sum of eighteen million US Dollars ($18,000,000),in one of his bankaccount here in Nigeria which nobody is aware of.My plan now is to transfer the fund out of the bank to any bank account before Nigeria Government confiscate the account or claim the fund to be loot. Without attracting too much attention, I need to get the fund out in time and this I intend to do in your country to invest the fund into a promising business or deposite it there untill my father gets his freedom . The eyes of the Nigerian Government are on me presently, so I need someone who is trustworthy to handle my affairs. I need to transfer the funds to your bank account inorder to divert attention from my family. As you are well aware, Nigeria is rife with fraudsters and unreliable individuals, hence I have chosen you.Please do not betray my trust. Here, I have to add that I have earmarked 25% of the total sum as your compensation for your part in this deal. May I remind you also that I have made all arrangements for a fullproof and watertight operation.This I will relate to you, when I get your reply. Please i will need your telephone and fax number for easy communication. Reply to my private email email@example.com
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