This email with the subject "Dear Sir or Madam," was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 28 Sep 2010 11:05:20 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Reverend John Robinson"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
My name is Reverend John Robinson, a Nigerian, the operations manager of Erinys vaults Security Limited. I have worked with this company for over twenty one years. During this period, I have observed that former and present African heads of state and Government functionaries use this company as vehicle to move huge sums of money to their partners and asset managers. These monies range from US$ to Euros including Pound Sterling. They lodge in these monies as classified documents / consignments while declaring them as Family Treasures. These funds are moved to their respective owners upon their instructions. The late Mobutu Sese Seko of Zaire benefitted from our services. Others include Fode Sankoy of Sierra Leone, Felix Houphet Boigny of Cote d'Ivoire, Kanan Bedie, Charles Taylor, Late General Abacha. These funds have been lying unclaimed for over eight years as nobody comes for them because in most cases the deposit certificates issued to them has expired and needed revalidation. Presently, I have moved some of the funds to a Bank in Paris France. I have concluded the arrangements to have you claim them without any hitch. The code Nos are GDS: 1401/1402, each contain Sixteen million, five hundred thousand Dollars only. I will provide you with all the details and documents needed to succeed. This business has no risk, it is safe and sound. For your role and contribution towards the success of this business, i will let you have 50%, you may wish to tender interest and perhaps ask your questions. Thank you in advance for your anticipated assistance Please reply to email@example.com Yours Sincerely, Reverend John Robinson