This email with the subject "Dear Friend/Funds Enquiry." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 30 Aug 2008 21:28:25 -0400 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was MR DAWODU DUKA <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Sir or Madam: I am Duka Dawodu, and I hope my business proposal will be a pleasant surprise to you,as we have had no prior business relationship. I am from Monrovia, Liberia in Africa. I am sixty-five years old and a Vice President in a major bank in Monrovia where I stumbled on this remarkable discovery I am about to share with you.On November 6, 2004, a Canadian Oil consultant/contractor with the Liberian National Petroleum Corporation (LNPC), Mr. Barry Kelly made a numbered time (Fixed) Deposit for twelve calendar months, valued at US$125,000,000.00 (One hundred and twenty- five Million Dollars) in my bank. Upon maturity, I sent a routine notification to his forwarding address but got no reply. Several periodic reminders were sent but to no avail and finally we discovered from his contract employers, the Liberian National Petroleum Corporation that Mr. Barry Kelly died from an automobile accident. Further investigation revealed that Late Barry Kelly declared no next of kin on his sworn affidavits with the bank records. This sum of US$125,000,000.00 is still in my bank deposit accumulating interest yet unclaimed till date. According to Laws of Liberia, the government could confiscate this money if unclaimed for another two years. I am therefore, most humbly and discreetly seeking a reliable, honest and trustworthy foreign associate and friend to help take delivery and secure thesefunds on my behalf, with the intention of investing in a possible profitable business in your country under your directive and supervision of my Personal Assistant Mr. Dave Johnson. Rather than having it seized by the authorities, and put towards their selfish, corrupt inhuman and oppressive goals. My family and I wish and intend to relocate to your country afterwards and so, I am requesting your help in buying two homes in which we shall live in your country. The details of these and the manner these resources shall be transferred from my bank to your bank account which you shall provide, would bediscussed during your meeting with my personal assistant Mr. Dave Johnson or our follow-up dialogue prior to commencing of the project. Please realize that I cannot divulge too much at this stage as it could compromise my identity and my goal. Upon your reply I shall make available to you more details and relevant documents that will help you understand the transaction. I strongly appeal you observe utmost confidentiality. Best Regards, Mr Duka Dawodu.