This email with the subject "A LETTER OF MUTUAL BENEFIT" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 12 Feb 2009 01:44:03 -0500 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Dr Joseph Sanusi."<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dr.Joseph Sanusi. Bill And Exchange ,the remittance Department of, Citizens International Bank Plc. Plot 212 Victoria Island Lagos Nigeria. Phone: 00234-8023319502. Email:email@example.com I apologize if the contents in this mail are contrary to your moral beliefs and ethics, which I feel may be of great disturbance to your personal life, But please treat with absolute secrecy and let it be personal. I pray that this email reaches you in the best of health. My name is Dr. Joseph Sanusi. I work with the Citizens Int'l Bank (Nig) Plc. bill and exchange of the foreign remittance department. I am the personal Accountant to late Engr.(Lewis) a National of your country, who was a contractor with the DEPARTMENT OF PETROLEUM RESOURCES VICTORIA ISLAND,LAGOS. Here in after shall be referred to as my client On 30 JANUARY 2000,my client, his wife, and their three children were involved in the Kenya airways flight with registration number 5Y-BEN which departed from Nairobi to destination Lagos and the all family died in this fatal air crash on 30 JANUARY 2000 Since then I have made several inquiries to your embassy to locate any of my clients extended Relatives,this has also proved unsuccessful. After these several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to get in touch with the consul-General of your Embassy, to locate any member of my late client family hence I contacted you. I have contacted you to assist in repatriating the money and property left behind by my client before they get confiscated or declared unserviceable by the bank where these huge deposits were lodged, particularly the CITIZENS INT'L BANK (NIG.) PLC. Where the deceased had an account Valued at ($18.8 million us dollars) has issued me a notice to provide the next of kin. Or have the account confiscated within the next ten official working days. On further investigation,I found out that:- (A) He has no other living declared relative (B) He had died intestate (without making a will) (c) He was into Real Estate Venture (Realtor) Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives till date, I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased since you have the same last name so that the proceeds of this account valued at ($18.8 million US Dollars) can be paid to you and then you and me can share the money.50% to me and 50% to you and all expenses will be shared equally after tax is deducted by the (IRS) in your country. On your soonest reply,I will tell you all you need to know about the money and method of operation we can use to effect remittance into your account for our mutual benefit.Also include your full name,address and phone number.Please endeavour to reply me on my confidential email address as soon as possible of: firstname.lastname@example.org NOTE: I recommend that you send your response together with your most private telephone number to enable me call you for more explanation if the need arises. Yours Faithfully, Dr Joseph Sanusi.