This email with the subject "HELLO DEAR," was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 16 Aug 2007 02:37:35 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Mr. Satnley Lawson" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM THE DESK OF: MR. STANLEY LAWSON, GED, FINANCE & ACCOUNTS, (N.N.P.C). HELLO DEAR, I AM MR. STANLEY LAWSON, THE GROUP EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, FINANCE & ACCOUNTS OF THE NIGERIAN NATIONAL PETROLEUM CORPORATION (NNPC). MY PURPOSE OF WRITING TO YOU IS THIS: I WISH TO SOLICIT YOUR CO-OPERATION IN THE TRANSFER OF THE SUM FIFTY MILLION UNITED STATES DOLLARS ONLY. THE MONEY EMANATED FROM A DELIBERATELY OVER-INVOICED CONTRACT FOR AND ON BEHALF OF MY CORPORATION (NNPC) IN 2005. THIS MONEY IS PRESENTLY IN THE RESERVE ACCOUNT OF MY CORPORATION. NOW, AS THE PRESENT GROUP EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, FINANCE & ACCOUNTS OF THIS CORPORATION, I NEED YOUR CO-OPERATION AND ASSISTANCE IN ORDER TO ENABLE ME PREPARE ALL REQUISITE DOCUMENTS TO TRANSFER THI MONEY ABROAD (INTO YOUR BANK ACCOUNT) FOR OUR SUBSEQUENT USE. I NEED YOUR CO-OPERATION AS A FOREIGNER BECAUSE THE ETHICS OF OUR CIVIL CODE OF CONDUCT HERE DOES NOT PERMIT ME TO OPERATE OR OWN A FOREIGN BANK ACCOUNT WHILE STILL IN ACTIVE SERVICE. PLEASE NOTE THAT AFTER THE SUCCESSFUL TRANSFER OF THE MONEY, I WILL COME OVER TO MEET WITH YOU AND WE SHALL DISCUSS MY INVESTMENT PLANS. I WILL OFFER YOU 50% OF THE TOTAL SUM AS YOUR COMPENSATION. IF YOU ARE WILLING AND ABLE TO HANDLE THIS DEAL WITH ME, PLEASE SEND YOUR RESPONSE IMMEDIATELY. WAITING FOR YOUR URGENT RESPONSE . BEST REGARDS, MR. STANLEY LAWSON.