A Scam Email with the Subject "RE: HELLO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 25 Aug 2004 07:52:37 -0500 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was Dr. Musa Bello <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dr. Musa Bello The Senate Committee on Contract Award of The Federal Republic of Nigeria Falomo, Ikoyi, Lagos-Nigeria Tel:234-802-3205817 Email: email@example.com Urgent and Confidential Dear Sir/Madam, I am Dr. Musa Bello the Chairman of Senate Committee on Contract section. Your esteemed Address was reliably introduced to meat the Nigerian Chamber of Commerce and Industry in my country in search of a reliable individual company who can handle a strictly confidential transaction which involves the transfer of the sum of money to a foreign account, and this money amounts to a total of U.S dollar 20 million, twenty million United States Dollars only. These amount of money was extracted from two (2) various contracts awarded by these committees to two foreign firms for the installation and repair of Warri & Port Harcourt refinery respectively. And the firms have since completed their works in the two refineries in the last Military regime. And their original contract sum has since been paid to them. This US$ 20,000,000 as a result of OVER INVOICING master minder. This money is now lying in Suspense at the Central bank of Nigeria (CBN), waiting claim by a foreign partner which status we now want you to assume. Now is the Optimum period to transact it out. This transaction following the presidential directives to all corporations to pay off all foreign DEBTS. I therefore seek for your assistance to remit this money into your personal or Company accounts. In my last meeting with other officers involved, it was unanimously agreed that you are in title of 30% of the total sum while 65% of the total will be for me and my colleague, while 5% will be set aside for any Local or International expenses. I assure you that the transaction is 100% risk free as we have concluded every arrangement to protect the interest of everyone involved. All modalities for the successful transfer of this fund have been worked out with the Federal Ministry of finance and the Central bank of Nigeria to facilitate the remittance of this money to your designated account. However, I know that you will be honest enough and will not raise any misguiding attitude in any aspect of the transaction, very confidential so as not to tarnish the confidence reposed on these officers by the nation’s financial house and assurance that money will be given to us if this money enters your account. If this business proposal interest you kindly send a letter of willingness through the above mail address for the immediate commencement of the remittance and to enable me send your further information on the transaction. Meanwhile, your immediate response will be highly appreciated, as I wait for your urgent response. Please treat this information as confidential and reply to my private Email: firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you and God bless. Best regards, Dr. Musa Bello.