This email with the subject "DEAR FRIEND; I NEED YOUR CONFIDENCE AND TRUST" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 18 Feb 2009 15:22:34 -0500 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Mr. Lawen Ochiagha"<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
ACCOUNTS DEPARTMENT UNION BANK OF NIGERIA PLC NO. 36 MARINA STREET VICTORIA-ISLAND LAGOS-NIGERIA TEL: + 234-803-940-0269 EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org Dear Friend, Re: Transfer of ($15,500.000.00). Fifteen Million Five Hundred Thousand U.S. Dollars We want to transfer to overseas ($15,500.000.00). Fifteen Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars from Union Bank of Nig Plc. I would like, if you will be capable and fit to provide either an existing Bank account or to set up a new bank account immediately to receive this money, even an empty account can serve to receive this money, as long as you will remain honest to me till the end of this important business transaction. I want to believe that you will never let me down either now or in future. I am Mr. Lawen Ochiagha. Director of Accounts Department of Union Bank Nig Plc. During the course of our auditing I discovered a floating fund in an account opened with our Bank in 2006 and since then nobody has operated on this account again, after going through some old files in the records I discovered that the owner of the account died without a heir along Sagamu Express Way in a ghastly auto crash hence the money is floating and if I do not remit this money out urgently it will be forfeited for nothing. The owner of this account was Engr. Steve Moore, a national of your country, and an Industrialist, he died since January 2006 and no other person knows about this account or anything concerning it, the account has no beneficiary and my investigation proved to me as well that Engr. Steve Moore until his death was a consultant with an oil firm in Nigeria. I am contacting you as a foreigner because this Money can only be approved to a foreigner with a foreign account as the money is in U.S Dollars and the former owner of the account Engr. Steve Moore a foreigner too. I am revealing all this to you with the belief that you will never let me down in this business, you are the first and the only person I am contacting for the business so please reply urgently for me to tell you the next Step to take. You should forward your Telephone/Fax Numbers and your Residential Address, which is also needed. You will have to give me the assurance that when we meet the money will be intact pending our physical arrival in your country for sharing and disbursement of the fund which will be 35% for your assistance, 60% will be for us while 5% will be set aside to take care of all the expenses that will be incurred by both parties during the course of the transfer. I look forward to your earliest response; know that you can only reply through my private telephone line + 234-803-940-0269 or private email address email@example.com for security reasons. Thank You. Yours Faithfully, Mr. Lawen Ochiagha.