This email with the subject "ASSURED DISCRETIONS!!!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 23 Mar 2009 07:15:22 -0400 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Stanbic IBTC Bank" <TSmith@ibtc.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Good day, I am Mr Tony Smith Offshore Investment Banking officer of Stanbic IBTC Bank. Having consulted and based on the information gathered from the Nigerian Chambers of Commerce And Industry, I have the privilege to request your assistance in the transfer of USD$25,000,000.00(twenty five million united states dollars) into your account. On December 6 2000, an American oil consultant/contractor with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation(NNPC) Mr. Henry Gardner made a numbered time(fixed) deposit for twelve calendar months, valued at USD$25,000,000.00(Twenty Five million United Dollars) in my branch. Upon Maturity, we sent a routine notification to his forwarded address but got no reply. After a month, I personally sent a reminder still no response from him but I later discovered from his contract employers NNPC that Mr. Henry died in an automobile accident. On further investigation, I found out that he did not leave a WILL and all attempts to trace his next of kin were fruitless. I therefore made further investigation and discovered that Mr. Henry did not declare any next of kin in all his official documents, including his bank deposit paperwork.This sum USD$25,000,000.00 is still floating in the bank and the interest is being rolled over with the principal sum at the end of each year. No one will come forward to claim it. According to Nigerian Laws, at the expiration of 10(ten) years, the money will revert to the ownership of the Nigerian government if nobody applies to claim the funds. Consequently, my proposal is that I will like you as a foreigner to stand in as a next of kin to Late Mr. Henry Gardner. This is simple 1) I will like you to provide me immediately with your full names, address and your phone number so that an attorney will prepare the necessary documents and affidavits, which will put you as next of kin. 2) We shall employ the services of an attorney for drafting & notarization of the WILL and obtain the necessary documents and letter of probate/administration in your favor for the transfer. The money will be paid into your account for us to share in the ratio of 60% for me and 40% for you, which we will both sign and agree to, by a Memorandum of Understanding (M.O.U) before we proceed with the transfer of the money to you.There is no risk at all in this transaction, as the attorney will do the paperwork for this transaction and with my position as the branch manager guarantees the successful execution of this transaction.Upon your response, I shall then provide you with more details and relevant documents that will help you understand. PLEASE OBSERVE UTMOST CONFIDENTIALITY, I advice that utmost confidentiality in all matters I have discussed with you be observed, because it is only on this premise of reliability and implicit trust in our capabilities, will the exact dividends of this proposal be achieved. Privileged information and official Instruments at my disposal will enable this proposal in the right perspective for a 100% successful execution rate, it is therefore paramount for me to beassured of your discretion in handling details of this proposal. I also need an assurance that even though, the possibility exists of you declining to this proposal, my identity can be protected with your assured discretion. Please save me the anxiety of endless waiting by sending your information to my private email address: (Stanbic@Deacons.com) God bless you as you do. Mr. Tony Smith Stanbic IBTC Bank 8, Maiduguri Road, Sokoto P.M.B.. 2375