The Scamdex Scam Email Archive - Advance Fee Fraud/419 o

From:  "Shehu Mahdi" <>
Date:  Wed, 02 Jul 2008 13:51:44 -0700

A Scam Email with the Subject "STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 02 Jul 2008 13:51:44 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Shehu Mahdi" <>, although it may have been spoofed.


Date:  2 July, 2008

Dear Friend,

I am writing to seek your interest in a business transaction of an
over-invoiced contract sum which we deliberately inflated from its
original contract value of USD110million to approved USD175million,
giving room for an excess of USD$65million.

I am Dr. Shehu Mahdi, a director in the ministry of Health here in
Nigeria. The amount has received the official approval for payment
from the ministry of Finance. If you agree to work with me, then we
shall discuss among other things the procedure and the sharing

Moreover everything about this transaction will be done in a most
civilized and non-criminal way, which must be according to
internationally acceptable standards of practice and morals. In
addition there is no risk of failure, or legal, or security problems,
or prosecutions etc, for any body in this transaction both now and in
the future. Therefore, need I say again that you will indeed not
regret your choice of doing this transaction with me at all?

I therefore very earnestly solicit your sincerest cooperation in this
project and I will be very glad to give you some specifics as you may
demand from me, as soon as you have confirmed your interest in this
proposal. Please give me your urgent reply in very strict confidence,
by email first and we will proceed from there.

Yours very Sincerely

Dr. Shehu Mahdi