This email with the subject "CAN I TRUST YOU" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 23 Jul 2007 08:15:27 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Dr Smith Johnson <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Attention My Dear Friend, It is my pleasure in writing this letter to you; I am director,contract remittance department of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) Be informed that the new civilian president of Nigeria,Omar Musa Yar’ Adua has ordered the release of all contractors payments owing by the Nigerian Government in the past administration. I wish to officially bring to your notice that all the payments have since been paid, and after the payments were made to the contractors, we recovered the accrued interest of (US$14M) in my department where I work as the Director which I have the immunity to transfer abroad for my own use. In this regard, I need somebody like you who I can trust so that he/she will receive this fund for mutual benefit. Note that the released of the fund is alternatively / optionally; the fund will come to you by either banking transfer or through Diplomatic means. Please indicate your readiness to receive the fund via bank transfer or through diplomatic means. When you receive the fund, I will come over to your country to discuss on how to invest my own share in a real estate in your country. The fund will be shared: 50% for me, 40% for your assistance and 10% will be set aside for unforeseen expenses from the both sides. Be informed that every arrangement has been concluded for a hitch-free and successful transaction and the transaction is 100% safe. All I need is sincerity and trust to be our watchwords throughout the execution mof the transaction, please keep it TOP confidential for security reasons. Awaiting your prompt response via my email address; email@example.com Thanks, Dr. Smith