This email with the subject "Treat As Confidential" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 29 Jun 2004 06:12:18 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was firstname.lastname@example.org, although it may have been spoofed.
CHALLENGE SECURITIES LTD. LAGOS, NIGERIA GOOD DAY FRIEND, I am MR.OMOOBA BABATUNDE, the Director of Operations CHALLENGE SECURITIES LTD,LAGOS NIGERIA. Here in NIGERIA Our firm is a security company of high repute with years of outstanding service to the people of Africa. I have resolved to contact you through this medium based on business proposal that will be of mutual benefit to both of us. I got your particulars through a consultant company base on my research for a trustworthy and established person that understands investment ethic for entering into a life time profitable joint partnership investment and also co-operation with confidence and trust that you will keep the contents secret and divulged to any third party. To be explicit and straight to the point. Some time early 1997, a reputable client of ours deposited a consignment in our company\'s vault for safe keeping. And since then our client has failed to come forward to claim his consignment, which has accumulated a considerable amount of money in demurrage. Consequently, in our bide to contact this client to redeem the demurrage which his consignment had accumulated we discovered that our client was the former president of the Federal Republic of Zaire, who died of illness after he was de-throwed in the same year the consignment was entrusted into our care. Since the death of our client President Mobutou Seseseko, none of his benefactors has come forward to claim the consignment with us, which means that non of his relatives or aids had any knowledge of this consignment. Hence out of curiosity I decided to secretly open the two boxes that our client deposited in our vault. And to my surprise I discovered that the two boxes that were registered as treasurer by our client actually contained a considerable amount of money in United States Dollars amounting to about US$10.5 million Dollar. Since this development I have been nursing plans secretly. I also found out from enquiries and the foreign media that our late client siphoned a lot of money from his country while he was in office as head of state. It is my conviction that the consignment in our vault was part of the money that our client siphoned and now that he is dead there is no race to this money in our care. I am now soliciting your noble assistance to assist me in transferring this money out of nigeria to your country for immediate investment with your assistance. I have also decided that you will generously be entitled to 30% of the total amount. Upon my receipt of your reply confirming your willingness to assist me of this transaction, I will immediately arrange and transfer all the rights of ownership of this consignment to your name to facilitate your easy clearance and transfer of the complete funds to your country. you have nothing to worry about, as I will be there to assist you in anyway necessary with all proper documentation. This transaction is 100% risk free. Please maintain absolute confidentiality on this matter. Please reply to the above email address with your telephone and fax so can call you. Thanks. Yours faithfully. MR.OMOOBA BABATUNDE Alternatively reach me at: email@example.com __________________________________________________________________ Tiscali ADSL libera la velocita'! Attiva Senza Canone entro il 12 luglio: navighi a 1,5 euro l'ora per i primi 3 mesi,se scegli il modem e' tuo in comodato gratuito e in piu' hai gratis SuperMail per 12 mesi. Non aspettare, attivala subito! http://abbonati.tiscali.it/adsl/prodotti/640Kbps/