This email with the subject "URGENT- YOUR OVERDUE PAYMENT NOTIFICATION" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 30 Jun 2007 07:33:14 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Senate House Committee"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Beneficiary, I write to inform you that your file has been submitted to my desk for proper verification before final approval for the release of your funds, which is now in the Federal Reserve Account. After a careful study of your file by the ECONOMIC FINANCIAL CRIME COMMISSION Mr Ribadu A Daigo CP, I discovered that you have suffered a lot in the course of receiving your payment. Your inability to claim it as a result of miss-information and miss-representation on the part of your local representatives both at the Capital Bank, International bank, First Bank of Nigeria Plc and the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN), who have been presenting irregular and incomplete information to the Central Bank of Nigeria, which is the Apex Bank in Nigeria and the only Bank that is Authorized by law to effect all international transfer either by, Commercial Banks, Government or the private sector. Be informed that no single dollar goes out of Nigeria without the knowledge and consent of the CBN. Therefore, if Capital Bank or First Bank must wire any funds out of this Country, it must be done through the Central bank of Nigeria (CBN), which remains the supervisory body to all Banks in the Federal Republic of Nigeria. In addition, Nigeria is so corrupt to the extend that a layman can wake up one day and send fax or call a beneficiary telling him that he is in charge of making payments to all contractors because, he has access to phone, fax and internet and because he has access to the beneficiary's information through some unscrupulous element/staff of the bank. And because the beneficiary is very anxious, confused and do not know who and what to believe, will co-operates with the would-be angel who is a nobody. These fraudsters have done a lot of damages to the image of this great country called Nigeria, they impersonates Bank Directors, The Governor of Central Bank, the Vice-president and even Mr. Pre The duty of Mr. President and the Federal Executive Council is to approve the award and payment of any contract, while the Federal Ministry of Finance, through the office of the Accountant General of the Federation, which is my office, will recommend the said beneficiary and such contract claim to the Governor of the CBN for prompt payment. Meanwhile, many fraudsters must have contacted you claiming to be Governor of CBN. Note that there is only one Governor of Central Bank, which is Prof. Charles Soludo. Now how do you know the real and genuine Governor? This is where you are confused, those who are asking you to pay $400 today, $700 tomorrow and $1000 next tomorrow can never and will never be Prof Charles Soludo but fraudster, who make all ends meets through this ways, they are all over the country and we are doing all our best to put them to where they belong. I want to assist you realize your dream, I will normalized all your documents, open a new and unadulterated file for you and apply for the payment from the Federal Reserve Account and submit your file to the real and genuine Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria for unconditional release of your funds. Meanwhile, I am not asking for a cent to do all this for you, but I want to prove to you that not all Nigerians are crooks, fakes and fraudsters, as it seems to be. Rather, majority of us are responsible, reliable and God fearing human beings, people of high moral and integrity. However, I believed that you will appreciate my good gesture/efforts and reciprocate accordingly when you finally receive your long and over-due contract funds. If you are ready and prepared to work with me, you must keep this confidential, just between you and me. Also you are to forward to me through this medium, all information relating to your contract claims, a copy of your international passport or driver's license for proper identification and to enable me know that, I am dealing with the real and genuinebeneficiary. Best regards, Jubril Gambari Accountant General of the Federation