This email with the subject "Investor partner" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 17 Feb 2006 19:58:32 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "ALFRED JOHNSON" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Good day Sir, I am the controller general of Customs and Exercise in the Federal Republic of Nigeria West Africa. In my corporation, a contract was given by the Federal Government of Nigeria to the customs and exercise and is super headed by my office. And reason of contacting you through this mail is to seek your kind interest and acceptance to co-operate with me, divert to your care for a feature investment under your supervision in your company in your country, the sum of $10,500,000.00 US Dollars which figure I have manipulated and covered up with over invoicing. If you are willing to co-operate with me and receive the diversion of this $10,500,000.00 US Dollars to your care, please, indicate your acceptance by sending to me immediately the following information from you for the procurement of the legal claims documents in your name and I will advise you on how the money will be move to your care without further delay. (1) Your house address, (2) Your direct telephone, cell phone & fax number, (3) Copy of your international passport or drivers license (by attachment). Your reward for your acceptance and full collaboration in this transaction is 25% of the total sum, 5% would be set aside to reimburse or repay back to us any accidental expenses as might come up during the processing of the moving this money to your care. In order words, this 5% set aside would take care of refunding us of any little financial contribution, which we would offer as our support in order to make the transaction a smooth successful one, immediately after the conclusion of the transaction it will be refunded back to both party from the 5%. As soon as this fund is moved to your care in your country by special arrangement as we will agree upon, I will secure myself from my office a casual leave and come to your country to meet with you to draw a partnership agreement to invest under your humble care my share of the fund of 70%, because I am still civil service and would be able to be full in charge of the fund and its investment in your country after my retirement. Finally, as you are aware, I am a civil servant still in government service, and I would not want my name to be tarnish therefore, I plead your indulgence to handle this transaction with TOPMOST SECRET AND CONFIDENTIALITY YOU CAN AFFORD. I wait to hear from you and we will proceed to move the transaction forward in your favour. Thanks for your understanding and your anticipated co-operation. Regards, Alfred Johnson