This email with the subject "Mr. Robert Johnson" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 31 Aug 2010 02:09:45 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was Robert Johnson <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
From: Mr. Robert Johnson
Abidjan, Cote D'Ivoire
PRIVATE AND URGENT.
I am contacting you in regards to a business transfer of a huge sum of money from a deceased account. Though I know that a transaction of this magnitude will make any one apprehensive and worried, but I am assuring you that all will be well at the end of the day. I decided to contact you due to the urgency of this transaction.
I discovered an abandoned sum of US$8,500,000.00 (Eight Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars) in an account that belongs to one of our foreign customers who died along with his entire family. Since his death, none of his next-of-kin or relations has come forward to lay claims to this money as the heir. We cannot release the fund from his account unless someone applies for claim as the next-of-kin to the deceased as indicated in our banking guidelines.
Upon this discovery, I now seek your permission to have you stand as a next of kin to the deceased as all documentations will be carefully worked out by us for the funds (US$8,500,000.00) to be released in your favour as the beneficiary's next of kin.
It may interest you to know that I have secured from the probate an order of mandamus to locate any of deceased beneficiaries. Please acknowledge receipt of this message in acceptance of our mutual business endeavour by furnishing me with the following
1. Beneficiary name and address.
2. Direct Telephone and fax numbers.
These requirements will enable us file a letter of claim to the appropriate departments for necessary approvals in your favour before the transfer can be made. We are going to share the total sum on final conclusion of this project, and I will like to invest in your country.
If this proposal is acceptable by you, do not take undue advantage of the trust we have bestowed in you, I await your urgent mail.
Mr. Robert Johnson.
NB: If you are interested with the deal, kindly respond back with this E-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org including your full name and address, fax/phone numbers, to enable us proceed immediately without any delay.