This email with the subject "†No Subject†" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 05 Aug 2010 21:18:26 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "David Wales" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Cordial Greetings to you, This mail might come to you as a surprise and the temptation to ignore it as serious could come into your mind but please consider it with a divine wish and accept it with a deep sense of humility. Before proceeding, I wish to introduce myself to you, I am Mr. David Wales a staff of Oceanic Bank Plc Nigeria. I am the head of the accounts department. I am pleased to get across to you for a very urgent and profitable business proposal which I believe will profit the both of us after completion. I contacted you after a careful thought that you might be capable of handling this business transaction, which i explained below. The sum of 28,500,000.00 GBP (Twenty Eight Million Five Hundred Thousand Great Britain Pounds), has been floating as unclaimed since 2000 in my bank as all efforts to get across the relatives of our client who deposited the money have hit the stones. There is this immigrant Mr. Andreas schranner, property magnate who was based in Nigeria, and happens to be one of our very good clients. On the 31st of July 2000, Mr. Andreas schranner, his wife Maria, their daughter Andrea eich, her husband Christian, and their children katharina and maximilian all died in the air France concord plane crash bound for New York in their plan for a world cruise. Click on the link, http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/859479.stm All attempts to trace his next of kin were fruitless. My position here at my office requires me to investigate and I therefore made further investigations and discovered that Mr.Andreas Schranner did not declare any next of kin or relation in all his official documents, including his bank deposit paperwork in my Bank. According to the Nigeria Law. The money will revert to the ownership of the Nigeria government if nobody applies to claim the funds. To avoid this money being sent to the Nigeria treasury as unclaimed funds, I have decided to seek your assistance to have you stand as his next of kin so that the said funds (Twenty Eight million Five Hundred Thousand Great Britain pounds),would be released in your name as the next of kin and paid into your account. All documents and proof that will have you claim this fund will be forwarded to you without any stress upon your response to this mail more soon, i want to inform you that i have unanimously agreed to offer you (10.2M GBP) of the total sum for the assistance and role you are going to play in this transaction, (2.8M GBP) will be given to charity organizations in your country with your supervision while the remaining will be for me. Please send me your: Names: Sex: Age: Address: Country: Telephone: In your reply to this business transaction. I await for your urgent response to this email.(email@example.com) Best Regards, Mr. David Wales.