This email with the subject "Courier Services" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 18 Aug 2008 15:27:29 -0400 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Oceanic Bank International Plc" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear valued client, After a serious thought and out of sympathy, I decided to reach you directly and personally. I am Mr.Francis Okumagba, the General manager Oceanic Bank; my office is responsible for all wire remittance transaction, credit card and atm card issuance.I am compelled to contact you directly considering the situation of your fund in this bank. I am writing to inform you that the Federal government has instructed all bank in Benin to return any unclaimed fund and cancel the payment. I have before me list of funds which is ready to be transferred to Federal government account and cancel the payment as the government instructed. We have only three weeks 21days to finalise this and hand everything over to the government. In reference to your inheritance fund which is about to transfer to the federal government account for final instruction. I have a plan to help you claim the funds so that the government of this country will not cancel the payment. On my official capacity as the General Manager of Treasury, I have decided to help you by using diplomatic courier means to deliver your fund to you at any place you want. This is made possible by using FedEx Express career diplomat. There is alot problem now in transferring money through telegraphic transfer from west African banks to some parts of the world following the prevailing dis-honouring of our remittance instructions and treatment of our credit advice with gross indifference by most recipient overseas' banks in addition to some fraudulent activities going on in west Africa which we have already sent out publications on that effect. In addition, the September 11th 2001 terrorist attack in the united states and the terror world over has influenced the suspicious of high volumes of fund lodgement / transfer as terrorist money and as far as this overseas banks attitude continue prevailing the remittance can not be effected and the federal government may use your fund allotment to meet up other of its pressing financial commitments. Furthermore, in my concerted efforts to actualize your fund payment with the convenient time schedule I have negotiated with Fedex manager here and he agreed to help me packge the fund into two trunk boxes. Therefore, I will like you to forward your details to me such as: Full names:_________________________________________ Address:____________________________________________ Occupation:_________________________________________ ID card:____________________________________________ Telephone, and cellphone:___________________________ Fax numbers:________________________________________ Contacts; E-mail: email@example.com Tel: +229 98 11 40 44 With this idea, your fund will be in your hands within 48hrs. I am the final signatory to any transfer or remittance of huge funds moving within banks both on the local and international levels in line to foreign payments settlement. Sincerely, Dr. Francis Okumagba General Manager of Treasury & Financial Services, Executive Director and Member of Board Credit Committee, Oceanic Bank International Plc.