Yours, Secretary of State for Health

SophosLabs has seen an amusing Nigerian scam recently that claims to be from a Minister in HM Government.

In one of my previous posts we played the ‘spot the errors game’.

Below is the text of this scam :

Dear Friend,

Your contact has been gotten after a search for a person with whom I
can entrust with a charitable projects.

I am Patricia Hewitt, the Secretary of State for Health here in UK and
also the MP of Leicester. I like to introduce a project that will get to do
with charity in your country and any neighbouring country around you:
Please let me know what your response will be to an offer to receive
charity investment funds in cash if you will understand the fact that I have my
reputation and intergrity to protect as the Secretary of State for Health
here in UK

1. The said fund amounts to Thirteen Million Dollars (US).

2. The said fund is in cash and will be make available to you in same

3.The fund is intended to be invested into any charity organisation through your
agency in the said purposes within your country.

4. This transaction will result in you being paid a commission of 30%
off the investment capital and the balance destributed to charity organisations of your
choice in and around your country.

5.You must understand that I desire absolute confidentiality and
professionalism in the handling of this project and as a result of that and
for security reasons to my office since I am still serving her excellency
Queen Elizabeth, I will not be able to always communicate with you but
my lawyer will take up the processing on my behalf and get the funds
processed and released to you without any delay.

I'm a person that has a very big heart for the less priviledge people which is one
of my top priority which is to positively uses my office to affect the life of so many
people which is why I am doing this. I am not in any way going to benefit from this
transaction financially but I will be very happy if you will be sincere with me to
handle this project with utmost sincerity and confidentiality.

Please respond urgently if you are interested so I can give to you the
details of my lawyer and commence the transaction properly and please
if you know you are not ready and trust worthy person, please don't
reply this message.

You can check more about me out at but the
website is presently under mentainace due to the high rate of fraudulent activities
but you can check more about me out and and please do not try to contact
me through any of my personal information you may lay your hand on the internet
because all my phones and connected to the British House of Parliament data base
and if the British government should know about this transaction, it will jeopardise
all effort to get this funds secured for the purpose of charitable investment plans.
But you can call me on any of my number you can get on the internet for normal greetings
and do not try to introduce yourself or discuss this transaction but just call to make
sure I'm trully what I tell you I am for you to be sure that this transaction is free from scamers.

Please send your response to this E-mail: ?????????????????


Patricia Hewitt,
Secretary of State for Health
233 Owen Walk,
London SE37 88AQ

So shall we play the ‘spot the errors game’ again? Email me via

I shall update you next week.