This email with the subject "FROM: Senator Mahmud Bello." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 03 Aug 2007 19:41:18 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Mahmud Bello." <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM: Senator Mahmud Bello. National Assembly Complex Block 14, Suite 5 Senators Crescent, LAGOS-NIGERIA. Dear Friend , Compliment of the season. My name is Senator Mahmud Bello, the Chairman of the Senate committee on Niger Delta in the National Assembly of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. I am writing you to earnestly Solicit for your assistance in helping to receive some sum of money into your account for safe keeping. THE PROPOSAL: I have the sum of US$31,000,000.00 (Thirty One Million United States Dollars) that I intend to transfer overseas through your assistance as a foreign partner. This money is as a result of Over provision in the Federal government budget for unpaid contract amount to foreign contractors who executed contract in the Niger - Delta in Petroleum industry. This over provision was done by my committee, but all payments have been made to beneficiaries leaving behind the over budgeted amount which amounts to US$31,000,000.00 which is deposited in the Nigeria Deposit Bank here in Nigeria but as civil servants we can not make claim of the funds or operate any foreign account which is against the code of conduct of my country hence I am calling for your assistance to this fund into your acount at the shortest period. I have agreed to transfer the funds overseas for my campaign funding and other investment purposes, private use and for investment purposes with your help. I am contacting you therefore, to stand in as the beneficiary to process this fund into your custody. As soon as you consent to this I will immediately send you title documents to the fund in your name so you can make claim for it. I will provide you with 30% for assisting us and 10% to be set aside for reimbursement,for expenses that may arise during the process of concluding the transaction. The fund shall be transferred to you legally in accordance to all laid down procedures governing transfer of funds. I have perfected all modalities for thesuccessful transfer of this money to you as the beneficiary. Finally, I have to reassure you that this transaction is 100% risk free and should be kept absolutel confidential. Presently, you can reach me by return mail, you should also include your telephone numbers if any, for secured communication between us. Thank you for your anticipated cooperation. I await your response. Also Note that we need to conclude this transaction before the end of next month as we can still make payments on last years budget till this time. Best Regards, Senator Mahmud Bello.