A Scam Email with the Subject "REQUEST FOR YOUR UNRESERVED ASSISTANCE" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 02 Aug 2006 11:06:22 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was JAMES ABURE <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, REQUEST FOR YOUR UNRESERVED ASSISTANCE I am James Abure, I know this letter may come to you as a surprise but it was borne out of my sincere desire to share a mutual business relationship with you. First, your strictest confidence in this transaction is highlt solicited. This is by virtue of its nature as being confidential and top secret. I am a government official with a statutory corporation and a member of an adhoc committee set up by the Federal Government of Nigeria to review contracts awarded by past administration. In the course of identifying, scrutinizing and recommending payment for all valid contracts executed, we discovered a huge sum of money amounting to US$ 75.5 million (Seventy-five million five hundred thousand dollars) on grossly over- invoiced contract already awarded and executed for the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation. Having cleaned the Augean Stable, we intend to transfer the balance of US$ 75.5 million presently floating in our Apex Bank of Nigeria to our own benefit and advantage. However we ask for your unwavering assistance in this regard because as civil servants we are prohibited under the civil service code of conduct from operating a foriegn account or running a foreign company unless after retirement. In this vain we want you to front for us as a partner to enable us lodge the funds speedily into your account. Bear in mind that no risk is attached to this project and all logistics are in place and modalities worked out for the smooth conclusion within a stipulated time. This is in accordance with the fact that you must never betray the trust already reposed on you. We have decided to compensate you with 30% of the total sum for your support, 60% for us, while 10% is mapped out for miscellaneous expenses ( local and international). Please if interested, provide your confidential phone and fax number to enable me contact you for further discussion on this matter. Please advise in your return mail, which time is confidential enough to call you. And also call me if you are interested in the proposal with this number - 234 8 Looking forward to hear from you. Best Regards, James Abure.