This email with the subject "COURIER DEPARTMENT (CBN)." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 26 Feb 2007 08:33:35 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "MR. JOHN EKE" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
DEAR FRIEND I KNOW THIS WILL COME TO YOU AS A SURPRISE BECAUSE YOU DO NOT KNOW ME .I AM MR. JOHN EKE, I WORK IN THE CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA, PACKAGING AND COURIER DEPARTMENT. I GOT YOUR CONTACT IN MY SEARCH FOR A HONEST PERSON THROUGH THE INTERNET. AFTER GOING THROUGH YOUR PROFILE I DECIDED TO CONTACT YOU BELIEVING YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE AND WON'T DISAPPOINT ME. I WANT YOU TO HELP ME CLEAR THIS PACKAGE THAT IS ALREADY IN EUROPE WHICH I SHIPPED THROUGH OUR CBN ACCREDITED COURIER AGENT BUT THE CONTENTS OF THE PACKAGE IS $10,000,000.00 ALL IN $100.00 BILLS, BUT THE COURIER COMPANY DOES NOT KNOW THAT IT IS MONEY THAT I HAVE IN THE PACKAGE.THIS WAS DELIBERATELY DONE TO AVOID HIGH CHARGES,AND FOR SECURITY REASONS. ALL I WANT YOU TO DO FOR ME NOW IS THIS, GIVE ME YOUR MAILING ADDRESS YOUR PRIVATE PHONE AND FAX AND I HOPE THAT AT THE END OF THE DAY, YOU WILL HAVE 30% AND 70% WILL BE FOR ME. MY IDENTITY MUST NOT BE REVEALED TO ANY BODY BECAUSE I AM STILL IN GOVERNMENT SERVICE. IF THIS ARRANGEMENT IS OKAY BY YOU, YOU CAN EMAIL ME THROUGH MY PRIVATE: email@example.com FOR SECURITY REASONS OTHER MODALITIES WILL BE DISCUSSED AS SOON AS YOU GET BACK TO ME. YOURS FAITHFULLY, MR. JOHN EKE COURIER DEPARTMENT (CBN).