A Scam Email with the Subject "URGENT RESPONCE NEEDED ......" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 30 Mar 2009 12:48:15 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was "MR EGO GABIA"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Attn : Sir/Madam The deal is concerning my late client who has similar last name with you and who hails from your country.This client died leaving the sum of $16 million dollars with our bank,and since then the bank is worried about the fund and the bank has asked me (as the account manager to the late customer)to find any relation of the late customer for claim of the fund. But I know that the late customer(Engr.) died with all his immediate family as a result of the incident.This is why I have to conduct a search over the internet to see if I can get some one(worthy) with similar names so that I will present him to the bank as the late customers next of kin to enable us claim the $16 million. So,I have contacted you because the bank board have issued me a notice to provide the next of kin of the deceased customer or the bank will declare the account unservisable and confiscate the funds to the bank treasury. Because I would not want the bank to confiscate the fund and since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for over last 6 years now, I want to seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of the late customer , so that the proceeds of this account valued at ($16.million US dollars) can be paid to you as the late Engineer's next of kin . After the successful transfer I and you will share the money when I come to your country. All I require is your honest co-operation to enable us see this deal through. I guarantee that this deal will be executed under all legitimate arrangement that will protect us from any breach of the law. I am not contacting because you know or you are related to this late Engineer,hence you are aware that all my efforts to locate any direct family member of the late Engineer proved unsucessful for the past years,and this is why I have contacted you to carry on the deal with you(Hope you understand better now?). I want to assure you that I did not just wake up and decide to do this, I have did my proper home work before contacting you and I want to asure you that this is not a joke. I work with Metro Bank Plc Lagos , I am presently the director of Audit & records of my bank. I have worked with this bank for more than 10yrs now and I want to assure you that if I am not sure that this deal will work, I would not have thought of doing it nor contacting you. You should go ahead and send your information/datas(ie:your full names, address, date of birth, telephone and fax numbers) When I receive the information ,I will work on the original account file of the deceased customer to fill your datas as the new next of kin and thereafter forward you an application form which you will send to our bank officially for the claims. I really want us to treat everything concerning this transaction with uttermost secrecy,therefore I will not accept the involvement of third party in this deal. Thank you very much. Mr.Ego Gabia Email:email@example.com Account Officer Metro Bank Plc