This email with the subject "My dear" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 24 Oct 2008 18:50:58 -0400 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Mr. Suleka Wuma"<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL I am Mr. Suleka Wuma, Budget and Account manager of Ghana National Bank .I have an urgent and very confidential business proposition for you. In Sept, 2006, a German property consultant and importer of used cars, Mr GIansu Lahun made a numbered time (Fixed) Deposit for twelve calendar months, valued at US$10.1m(Ten Million One Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) in my branch. It was to our utter surprise that we heard of his death, wife and children in an Orient-Thai Airlines plane crash in Sept. 2007. See website below http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2007/sep/17/travelnews.thailand On further investigation, I found out that he died without making a WILL, and hitherto, all attempts to trace his next of kin was fruitless. I therefore made further investigation and discovered that Mr GIansu Lahun did not declare any kin or relations in all his official documents, including his Bank Deposit paperwork in my Bank. This sum of US$10.1m is still sitting in my Bank and the interest is being rolled over with the principal sum at the end of each year. No one will ever come forward to claim it. According to Laws of Ghana, at the expiration of 3 (four) years, the money will be declared frozen and forfeited to the Ghana Government if nobody applies to claim the fund. Consequently, my proposal is that I will like you as a foreigner to stand in as the next of kin or business partner to Mr GIansu Lahun so that the fruits of this old man's labor will not get into the hands of some corrupt government officials. This is simple I will like you to provide immediately your full names and address, phone and fax numbers so that I can prepare the necessary documents that will put you in place as the next of kin or business partner. Your role in the transaction is to send an application for claim of the funds to our bank. Then, as top officials of the bank, I shall work behind the scene to make sure that the management of the bank approves your application, and the funds transferred to your nominated bank account. Please note that there is no risks involve at all, as all the paperwork for this transaction will be done legitimately and with my positions as top officials of the bank I would ensure a successful execution of this transaction. If you are interested, please reply immediately. Thanks and regards.