This email with the subject "Director in procurement Department" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 24 Jun 2006 08:42:46 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was URGENT BUSINESS ASSISTANCE <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Director in procurement Department Dear Friend, Before I introduce myself, I wish to inform you that this letter is not a hoax mail and I urge you to treat it serious. I am a Director in procurement Department with Petroleum Ministry. I obtained your email while searching for a reliable person, who could assist me in receiving transfer of a supposed contract awarded funds. This fund came as a result of over estimated contract awarded sums executed by foreign contractors in the Petroleum Ministry. The concerned Ministry has approved these over invoiced funds for payment. The contracts which the over invoiced sums was created from has been executed and commissioned. What I am about to receive now, is the over estimated funds which was added during the process of obtaining the contracts for my own interest. This is a normal deal that goes in my Ministry by top officials. department approves payments to contractors, and I happen to head the department. All I want from you is to receive these funds on my behalf as a Sub-Let Company, becauseas Government Official I cannot collect the funds directly from my Ministry, neither I am allowed by Law to operate/ run foreign bank accounts. If you are trustworthy and can assist me in receiving the fund,do not hesitate to respond back to me immediately with your TELEPHONE number. Looking forward to hearing from you soonest. Best regards, Kingsley Odogun Reply to (odogunkingsley@aol. com)