This email with the subject "GOOD WILL MESSAGE FROM BISHOP ODUMEGWU..." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 16 Aug 2006 18:10:24 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Bishop David Odumegwu" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
HOLY TRINITY CHRISTAINS MISSION 465 Trinity Avenue Enugu Tell: +234-8037922795 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Beloved One In Christ,I have decided to contact you based on my desperate search for a reputable foreigner to facilitate the withdrawal and remittance of US$25 Million (Twenty five Million United States Dollars)belonging to one of our parishioner By name Raymond W. LeBoeuf. It is hearth breaking that the cold hands of death would snatch away from us this Priceless person with whom we have achieved so much.
I am Bishop David Odumegwu, The Bishop of Holy Trinity Christains Mission, Enugu Archdiocese. On the 17th of June 2004, Engineer Raymond W. LeBoeuf an European (Oil consultant/contractor with our National Oil & Liquidified Gas Sector) was kidnapped on his duty post alongside with three other foreign Contractors in the Oil Rich Niger Delta region. Their abduction came as a result of the lingering crisis between the Federal Government and Aggrieved Militants operating in the creeks over non-compliance of the 2001 agreement reached between the Federal Government and the militants.
It was learnt that after series of negotiations the three other hostages were released to their various companies leaving behind Raymond W. LeBoeuf who was later shot dead following his resistance to allow negotiations with his Company and the Militants progress. Having discovered all this, his personal Attorney who is also a parishioner narrated this whole ordeal to me and also informed me that before Raymond's untimely death, He informed him (his attorney) about the US$25 Million (Twenty five Million United States Dollars) deposit he made in the Bank and handed over the document to him.
However, knowing Raymond W. LeBoeuf as someone who served God diligently all through his lifetime through his numerous donations and offerings to Charity and Foreign Missions, I will not relent on my duty as the Bishop of his Parish to see this fund donated to Charity Organizations and Foreign Missions in his memory. Since all attempts to locate his immediate or extended family has proved abortive. To this end, the entire Parish committee members have decided to approach You so that this fund which Raymond W. LeBoeuf left behind will be donated to Charity and Missions abroad through you. At the successful conclusion of this transaction, your goodself shall be entitled to have 40% that is, USD$10 Million of the total money while 55% that is USD$13.750 Million will be donated to the Charity and 5% for communications and other expenses.
NOTE: This transaction involves no risk. I shall let you into the complete picture of this mutual beneficial transaction when I hear from you on the above email address or telephone number with hope you are going to treat this letter as urgent and confidential. Due to confidential purposes, i will kindly advise you to forward your earliest response as regards this transaction to my personal email address:
(email@example.com) MAY HIS GENTLE SOUL REST IN THE LORD! AMEN. Kind Regards, Bishop David Odumegwu Holy Trinity Christains Mission. Enugu Archdiocese. _________________________________________________________________Windows Live™ Messenger has arrived. Click here to download it for free! http://imagine-msn.com/messenger/launch80/?locale=en-gb