This email with the subject "FROM;MR NELSON JOHNSON" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 15 Oct 2007 16:56:00 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was firstname.lastname@example.org, although it may have been spoofed.
FROME;MR NELSON JOHNSON DIRECTOR OF FINANCE AND SUPPLY WEST AFRICA POWER POOL COTONOU-REPUBLIC OF BENIN TEL;00229-97726544 DEAR SIR, INTRODUCTION; I AM THE DIRECTOR OF FINANCE AND SUPPLY OF WEST POWER POOL, WHICH IS A SUBSIDIARY OF ECONOMIC COMMUNITY OF WEST AFRICAN STATE (ECOWAS). OUR ORGANISATION WAS ESTABLISHED IN 1999 WITH AN AGREEMENT DULY SIGNED BY ALL HEADS OF STATES OF ECOWAS. WE ARE MANDATED TO BRING TOGETHER ALL ENERGY AND GAS CONSUMPTION OF WEST AFRICAN COUNTRIES FOR EQUITABLE DISTRIBUTION TO ALL COUNTRIES WITHIN THE WEST AFRICAN SUBREGION. HOWEVER ,I WISH TO INTIMATE YOU ABOUT A PENDING TRANSACTION WORTH US$45,000,000 (FOURTY FIVE MILLION U.S. DOLLARS ONLY) WHICH IS AN OVER INVOICED CONTRACT RECEIPT RIPE FOR REMITTANCE TO A FOREIGN ACCOUNT. DURING THE CAUSE OF OUR AUDTING OF CONTRACTS/ PROJECTED AWARDED TO SOME FOREIGN FIRMS, I AND MY COLLEAGUES DISCOVERED THAT MOST OF THE PROJECTS WERE OVER-INVOICED AND WE ARE WILLING TO JOIN HANDS WITH YOU TO TRANSFER THE DIFFERENCE WHICH IS US$45,000,000 TO YOUR ACCOUNT. HOWEVER, IF YOU ARE INTERESTED TO WORK WITH US TO MOVE THIS FUND TO YOUR ACCOUNT, WE SHALL BE WILLING TO NEGOTIATE THE CONDITION OF TRANSACTION SUCH AS SHARING RATIO AND INVESTMENT PLANS E.T.C .FURTHERMORE, BEAR IN MIND THAT YOUR BANKING CO-ORDINATES IS REQUIRED AND ALSO COPIES OF YOUR INTERNATIONAL PASSPORT OR IDENTITY CARD TO ENABLE US COMMENCE THE PROCESS AFTER NEGOTIATING WITH YOU. FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME BY EMAIL,,,(email@example.com),,, OR TELEPHONE NUMBER INDICATED ABOVE. YOURS FATHFULLY MR NELSON JOHNSON