This email with the subject "URGENT REPLY NEEDED" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 16 Mar 2009 14:27:06 -0400 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "MR.STEPHEN OSU"<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM THE OFFICE OF: MR. STEPHEN OSU, GLOBAL BANK NIGERIA PLC LAGOS NIGREIA. Phone: +234-1-8710-202 Dear Friend, I am Mr. Stephen Osu senior manager accounts/audit department, in global bank of Nigeria Plc. ENGR. GEORGE GREEN, who was a contractor with Shell-development Company in Nigeria and a personal friend died on 6th june 2004 and left behind his deposit in this bank (GLOBAL BANK OF NIGERIA PLC) valued USD 8,5,00,000. I am writing to seek your cooperation over this business deal. In my department, I discovered an abandoned sum of USD 8,500,000 (Eight million Five hundred thousand Dollars) only , in an account that belongs to one of our foreign customers who died along with his entire family in a plane crash that took place in Kenya, East Africa, the Late ENGR. GEORGE GREEN, a citizen of your country but resident here in Nigeria. Since we got information about his death, we have been expecting his next of kin to come over and claim his money because it cannot be released unless somebody applies for it as next of kin or relation to the deceased as indicated in our banking guidelines but unfortunately, all his supposed next of kin or relation died alongside with him at the plane crash leaving nobody behind to claim the money. Therefore upon this discovery that I now decided to make this business proposal to you and release the money to you via your foreign bank account as the next of kin or relation to the deceased for safety and subsequent disbursement since nobody is coming for it and this money Could go into the Bank treasury as unclaimed Bill. The Banking law and guideline here stipulates that if such money remained unclaimed after Six years, the money will be transferred into the Bank treasury as unclaimed fund. The request for your assistance and maximum co-operation as a foreign citizen to stand as the next of kin in this business is occasioned by the fact that the deceased customer was a foreigner. 40 % of this money will be for you as my foreign partner, in respect to the provision of a foreign account, 10% for expenses that will be incurred and 50% would be for me. There after I will come over to your country for disbursement according to the percentages indicated. Therefore to enable the immediate transfer of this fund to you as arranged, you must apply first to the bank as the relation or next of kin to the deceased, indicating your claims and where the money will be remitted into. Upon receipt of your response indicating your willingness to work with me, I will send to you by fax or email the contact information of my bank manager which you will use to submit the application and I will direct you on how to do that. I will not fail to bring to your notice that this transaction is strictly confidential and I will use my position in this Bank to effect a hitch free transfer of the fund and that is to say I guarantee that this transaction will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you and I from any breach of the law. Please get in touch with me through my email: and send to me your full name telephone and fax numbers to enable us discuss further about this transaction. Thanks and my regards. Mr. Stephen Osu