The following spam was received on 2004-11-18. It was sent through an ISP in South Africa.
The senders request payment via Western Union or by credit card. Funds sent by Western Union are essentially untracable. If you order anything by credit card from a criminal (as all spammers are by definition) in Nigeria, expect your credit card information to be abused for fraudulent purchases:
Dear Sir/ Ma,
12 Norman Williams Drive,
An affiliate to Cresford Group of Companies, UK. Tel: +447040116481
We would like to invite you for our Clearance Sales for the end of year 2004. We currently have in stock the following items.
LAPTOPS AND NOTEBOOKS
PORTABLE DVD/ CD PLAYER
HANDHELDS among others
For every 1 item you purhase, you will be given an extra item. We have the best prizes you can find nowhere else. Prices and Shipping rates are also very affordable.
HOW TO PLACE AN ORDER: All order should be placed by emailing us on: firstname.lastname@example.org
Via FEDEX, DHL ,UPS and ASPA. Same day shipment immediately the payment has been confirmed by our company.
We offer free shipments to all states within Continental USA for now.
1. We prefer payment via Cash through Western Union Money Transfer or through other Major Credit Cards i.e Visa, Mastercard and American Express.
NOTE : No Order will be processed until full verification/ receipt of payment. All fraudulent attempts would be prosecuted.
Don't let this Offer pass you by!
The Nigerian phone number is a mobile phone which was also used in this spam here, sent three months earlier and listed with a totally different company name and street address in Lagos, Nigeria.
Google finds no hits all for "Cresford Group of Companies", the supposed UK parent (it will find this page here though, by the time you read this :-)