This email with the subject "Strictly Private.." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 18 Mar 2009 17:44:22 -0400 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Mr. W. Johnson" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Mr. Wuruka Johnson, Director of Operations, AV Diplomatic Global Services Ltd. Plot 3 AV Security Complex, Victoria Island, Lagos, Nigeria. Dear Friend, It is indeed with a heart of hope that I am contacting you in the context below. I am appealing to you to treat with utmost secrecy and absolute confidentiality. I am Mr. Wuruka Johnson, a Nigerian, 52 years married with 4 children, two boys and two girls. I am the Director of Operations of the above stated company. It may interest you to know that deciding to carry out this transaction was not an easy task for me, as I had to ensure that whoever I would deal with in regard to this must be of high moral estate and sound reputation. I joined this company 25 years ago as an office assistant and have grown to this status out of hard work and total commitment to service. I have since been watching with meticulous precision how African Presidents, top government personnels, Business Men/Women, Contractors and Merchants uses this company to move and transfer huge sums of money to their partners, agents, representatives or family friends abroad. These customers do bring the funds here in cash for further shipment under a diplomatic coverage or for the company to use their account to transfer such fund abroad. We still have some unclaimed consignments within our custody belonging to some of these customers most of whom are now late. Most of these customers do keep their dealings a very top secret and for this reason, they do not let people nor their family members know about it to avoid exposure, they keep the deposit documents top secret. Our company management since the inception of this new year has decided that any of the relatives to this dead depositors who come for claims of these consignments without the documents but could be able to meet the required procedure needed to confirm relationship with the deceased will be allowed to have the consignment on demand. Based on the above condition given by our company, I am contacting you to be of great assistance in claiming one of the consignments deposited by our late customer Mr. Andreas Schranner, a German contractor who died in the ill-fated Air France Concorde plane AF4590, which crashed into the Hotelissimo on Monday, 24 July 2000. (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/859479.stm). Please note that all efforts to trace the family or any of his relatives failed and nobody will ever come for this consignment. The consignment is registered with Code No. 02AV/53DGX/SE908/05 and contains the total sum of US$17,800,000.00M (Seventeen Million Eight Hundred Thousand United States of America Dollars Only). This claim could only be achieved with the assistance of a foreigner or a foreign company irrespective of the difference in surnames and nationalities. How you will be of assistance is simple. I will have to fill your information as the next of kin in the deposit file, so that you will be presented as the beneficiary. We will only hire the services of an attorney who will assist in preparing the legal documents the notarization of will and as well procure a letter of administration to legally put you in position as the real beneficiary of the said consignment. I am fully aware of your position and reputation and will do everything possible to protect your image in this transaction. Be assured of no mistakes as I am the director of operations and all the process will have to pass through my table for approval. Upon conclusion, I suggest that since we are all going to play important roles to make this a success, you will take 40% of the total sum while the balance of 60% is for me. I will direct you in due time where to transfer my own part of the fund. You should provide immediately the following information: 1. Your complete names 2. Your private phone numbers 3. Your private fax numbers 4. Your current contact address. On receipt of the above requested information, I will explain comprehensively the whole transaction and how to make it successful. Endeavour to send your response to my private email address firstname.lastname@example.org I anticipate your urgent and favorable response. Best regards Mr. Wuruka Johnson