This email with the subject "REPLY URGENTLY" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 24 Jan 2008 10:33:13 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Donald Aku"<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Sir/Ma, My name is Mr. Donald Aku and I am the auditor-general of the Nigeria Gas Company (NGC). I wish to seek your consent and assistance for the transfer of US$25.5 million United States Dollar into your bank account. In my capacity as the auditor-general, my department audited the accounts of the Nigeria Gas Company and discovered an over-invoice sum of US$25.5Million. This came as a result of over-invoiced sum of contracts executed by foreign contractors. The contractors who executed these contracts have been paid-off. This fund is currently in a suspense account of the Apex Bank awaiting transfer into your bank account, upon your consent. I now wish to transfer this over-invoiced sum into your bank account as the beneficiary for our personal use. The Federal Ministry of Finance and the Nigeria Gas Company have approved this fund for payment under contract number NGR/FGN/FMF/CBN/B2517/02. As civil servant I am not allowed to operate foreign bank account. I have agreed to compensate you with 25% of the fund for your assistance and co-operation. If you are willing to assist us, contact me urgently by sending me your telephone and fax numbers to enable me send you further details. I await your urgent response. Regards, Mr. Donald Aku