Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419



This email with the subject "MERRY XMAS" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 27 Dec 2006 06:14:18 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was, although it may have been spoofed.

I am a member of a special Government Committee set up for the Review and Award of contracts by the Federal Ministry Of Works and Housing. Our status rank from, Ministerial post down to Director-Generals. This Committee was principally mandated by the past Military Government to review the bogus and over-inflated contracts awarded since 1993 to May 1998, under the regime of Late General Sani Abacha who died in office in June 1998.
In the course of our duty, we were able to recover about US$1,380,000,000.00(One Billion, Three Hundred and Eighty Million United States Dollars) out of which we have used our good offices to set aside the sum of US$48,140,000.00 for our utilization. However, as serving Civil Servants, our Code of Conduct Laws strictly prohibits us from owning or operating a foreign account, hence we decided to contact you and ask for your assistance confidentially.
Together with some of the top officials of the Federal Ministry of Finance, we plan to transfer this amount of money into an oversea account by awarding a non-existent contract from the FMW&H to you, to perfect the transfer. What we need from you is to provide a very vital account into which the Funds will be transferred. The trust reposed on you at this juncture is enormous, hence in return we have agreed to offer you 15% of the transferred sum, while 5% shall be set aside as incidental expenses (both internal and external) incurred between the parties, in the course of the whole transaction. You will be mandated to remit the balance to other accounts in due course.
You must note however that this transaction is subject to the following terms and conditions:
a) Our conviction of your transparent honesty and diligence.
b) That you will treat this transaction with utmost secrecy and confidentiality.
c) That the funds would be transferred to an interest-bearing account where the incidence of taxation would not exert a heavy toll.
It may interest you to know that in 1999, a similar transaction was carried out with one Signore Paolo Luigi, a Director of an Italian firm who made away with our funds. This time around, we need a more reliable and trustworthy person to do business with, hence this letter to you. So if you can prove yourself trusted and are interested in this deal, then we are prepared to do business with you. If this proposal satisfies you, kindly include your telephone and fax numbers in your response to enable us send you additional information/documents. Please kindly treat as urgent and strictly confidential. I honestly assure you that this transaction is 100% hitch-free and legal.
Please if you are in acceptance of this transaction try to in time send to me your confidential and direct contact Tel/Fax numbers so that I can send to you details concerning the timely and successful completion of this project. You can also email me on
I look forward to your urgent reply and thanking you for your anticipated co-operation.
Yours truly,
Dr. Isa Williams.