This email with the subject "GOOD DAY" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 07 Sep 2007 11:00:03 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was PATTOS BUCHI AKALA <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Strictly confidential Dear Friend, I am Mr.Smith Soji a director in the Federal Ministry of Budget of federal republic of Nigeria. Four (4) months ago, I led a 3 man audit panel to balance the books of the apex bank (central bank of Nigeria).In the course of our duties, we discovered that the sum of $48.6 million (forty eight million, six hundred thousand USA dollars) has been lying in a suspense account with the apex bank since 1999 without beneficiary(ies) our further investigation reveals that this sum accumulated as a result of over-invoiced executed contracts influenced by past retired military government personnel and was unclaimed due to transformation of new democratic government. After careful deliberations, we (my colleagues and I) unanimously agreed to transfer this sum of $48.6 million into a foreign account for investment purposes, hence we are seeking your assistance and co-operation to achieve this objective. We have put all modalities in place to apply for the claim of this fund with your name or your company's as contract payment having completed a contract we purportedly awarded to you. However, we have successfully transferred this fund through diplomatic seal to our off-shore payment bureau in overseas on the grounds that it was meant for the payment of a foreign contractor. We therefore, solicit that you stand as the owner and proceed claim/collection of the entire fund on our behalf from the off-shore payment office. Note that we will arrange all the papers needed and the approval for the release of this fund with documented evidence of the contract executed to enable swift collection of this said fund by you without any hitch. therefore, there is no risk whatsoever either now or in future. You would be assisted physically by a protocol officer during you collection ceremony and you will be guided to open an account were the money would be lodged after collection then you can re-transfer to your preferred designated account but were huge tax shall not be levied. You will get 25% of the entire sum, 70% for us, while 5% is set aside for reimbursement of expenses we may incur in actualizing this transaction. It is important to state that all parties would be protected by a silent but strong agreement which greatest tenet would be strictly confidential as we are civil servants still in active service.If you are interested, contact me first through my bellow email address by sending your phone, faxand mobile numbers for verbal discussion. Seven (7) working days is enough to conclude this transaction. I look forward to your prompt reply. Best regard Mr. MR PATTOS