A Scam Email with the Subject "I want you to go all through this note and have a handle on it" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 11 Sep 2006 17:47:00 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Dr. Michael G. Thompson" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Good Day, I'm Dr. Michael G. Thompson, a Surgeon and helm in the Aso Villa State House Specialist Hospital, Abuja (ASHA); I took care of the damaging skin of the former first lady of Nigeria, Late Chief Mrs Stella Obasanjo before she had to fly to Spain for a Cosmetic Surgery in October, 2005; where she died at the Marbella Hospital in Malaga, Spain. Please go to this Link and see for yourself >>>>>>> http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/4368806.stm Prior her departure to Spain, she confided to me that she made a deposit of some amount of money ( N804,000,000.00 ) Eight Hundred and Four Million Naira, an Equivalent of ( US$6,000,000.00 ) Six Million United States Dollars, with a Finance Company ( Adexec Finance & Securities Inc. ). I'm contacting you for the reason that she pleaded with me to make sure the money gets to her biological children if in any case the surgery didn't go on successfully. Since her death, I have been able to contact the Finance Company on this matter; gladly, they informed me of their willingness to release the fund. Unfortunately, what she feared is about to befall this money, as she never wanted the President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo and his other wives to know about the money except her children, to have the money with her after they leave the Presidential villa in May 2007, when the President will leave the seat Office but her tragic and unexpected death forestalled her whole plans for the money. I want you therefore to secure this money for the sake of the late first lady and her children, to have the Finance Company release the Fund in your name and transfer it to you. When we accomplish this task you'll be entitled to 10% of the whole money ( ie US$600,000.00 ), while the rest of the money will go to her children. On the other hand, I will come to your country as soon as the money is released and transferred to you, to mind the rest of the money that will go to her children. Principally, I want you to handle this task with utmost confidentiality since the President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo knows nothing about the fund. Should you in anyway disclose this matter to anyone who may in turn get the President informed about this issue, it will lead to the confiscation of the Fund and I may lose my job in the State House. Last of all, I want you to contact me with this email email@example.com if you're sure I'd gain your trust in handling this task, so that we can talk further concerning this matter and how to go about having the fund released and transferred to you; in so doing and to enable our discussion, I want you to enclose your direct Phone Number, Full Name and Address where you can be reached, since I'd want to have a heart to heart conversation with you over the phone before we start up with this task. Thank you, Dr. Michael G. Thompson