Email scam: Advance fee fraud: Nigerian official

Another classic scam claiming a corrupt Nigerian official has amassed a fortune and entrusted the scammer with a portion of it. 

This one includes links to real people and events to lend legitimacy to the claim. 

From         DELTA OIL <>
Date        Aug 12, 2007 7:13 PM     
Subject        Dear Sir/Madam,
Dear Sir/Madam,
My name is Mr. Ade Olu, I work in a Security Company in Africa.There is an Investor from Federal republic of Nigeria a former governor of a state, who lodged some fund cash {for safekeeping in our company}, he was caugth in LONDON trying to launder a large amount of money and was arrested but bailled. please follow the links below to update yourself.

I received instruction from him to look for a reliable foreign partner/investor who can receive and manage the fund for him until his ordeal with the Government is over, currently he is under detention and probe, his offence is political motivated {because he was aspiring for the office of the president in the last election}.

However the money originated from gratification/under the counter sales of crude oil in his ministry,The amount is $25,000,000.00 USD and i need your assistance to be able to claim these funds with top most secrecy.

Kindly declare your interest for more details and send me a mail to

Mr. Ade Olu