This email with the subject "VERY URGENT!!!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 04 Feb 2007 04:02:35 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Sir/Madam, I write based on your impressive profile on the internet, my name is Depreye Duke Francis, from the oil rich state in Nigeria (BAYELSA STATE), before now I am the personal financial consultant to the former governor of the state D.S.P Alameisigha until he was impeached and arrested by the Federal Government. He was arrested in London and charged for money laundering by the United Kingdom Government, his arrest was a political setup because in the political circle in Nigeria it is rumoured that he had acquired immense wealth from oil deals and that his financial status is worth $1.8 billion dollars,so he was made a scaped goat by the so called political godfathers.Stories about his travails can be read from these web sites. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/4456300.stm http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/4478646.stm http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/4513172.stm http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/4462444.stm Before this time I was in the verge of transferring by diplomatic means $10.5million United States Dollars to a company in the United States to start an oil refinery investment which was to be coordinated by me, but because of what happened the money was under a very high level coded arrangement deposited with finance and security company in London for safe keeping during the transit to the Untied States. As it is now, nobody knows about this money because if known it will be seized as all account belonging to the governor had been frozen. My proposal to you is that I want to invest this fund as my own with you as my partner. Now, I want to set up Viable Business Ventures, which I hope you will advise me on.Arrangement have been concluded with this Financial & Security Company to package the funds in a consignment to enable us take it to the your country with the help of a trusted Diplomat who will not know the content of the consignment as it is termed to contain precious African items, but just to enable the consignment have diplomatic immunity so that it will not be opened by the customs. I am prepared to offer you 25% of the total sum if you assist me in receiving the consignment containing the funds from the Diplomat when he arrives your country and hold in trust for me pending my arrival to meet with you in your country. I will give you the name of the diplomat and the day he will be coming with the consignment when you indicate your interest. Please we need to act fast because all the modalities have been put in place awaiting an interested, honest individual to help me. If this ok by you,get back to me with the information below. 1.Full name 2.Address 3.Contact phone number 4.Age 5.Nationality and I shall put all machinery in to seal the arrangement. Thanking you in advance in anticipation of your willingness to help. Best Regards, Depreye Duke Francis