This email with the subject "FROM MR HANRY JAMES" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 26 Dec 2008 20:49:35 -0500 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Mr Hanry James" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM MR HANRY JAMES. THE HEAD OF BILL AND EXCHANGE DEPARTMENT, AFRICAN DEVELOPMENT BANK (ADB) COTONOU, BENIN REPUBLIC, WEST AFRICA TELEPHONE: 00229 97361941 EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org My Dear I know that this mail will come to you as a surprise as we have never met before. My name is Mr Hanry James. I am the bill and exchange manager in African Development Bank. I hope that you will not expose or betray this trust and confidence that I am about to repose in you for the mutual benefit of our families. I am writing in respect of a foreign customer of our Bank (Mr Seajoon who perished along with his entire family were among the victims of December 25, 2003 plan crash. you can visit the CNN web news for the tragedy. http://www.cnn.com/2003/WORLD/africa/12/26/benin.crash/ Since the demise of this our customer, I personally have watched with keen interest to see the next of kin but all has proved abortive as no one has come to claim his funds of Five Million US Dollars ($5,000,000.00) which has been with our branch for a very long time. On this note, I decided to seek for whom his name shall be used as the Next of Kin since you have the same last name with late( Mr.Seajoon ) and from the same country and nobody is coming for the fund again. The Banking ethics here do not allow such money to stay more than 7 years, because the money will be recalled to our Banks treasury as unclaimed fund after this period. In view of this, I contacted a friend of mine who works with the Chamber of Commerce and Industries to assist me in getting a reliable and trusted partner who would submit an application as the next of kin or business partner to the late customer of the bank. The reason for a foreigner in the business is for the fact that the deceased man was a foreigner and it is not authorized by the law guiding our Bank for a citizen of this country to make the claim of the fund. So the request for you as a foreigner to come into the business is necessary, it will facilitate the release and transfer of the funds smoothly to your nominated bank account as the only surviving relation/partner to the deceased.. If you can conveniently assure me of your ability to keep this business very secret and confidential, you can write back to me giving me your telephone/fax numbers so that I can send to you the specimen application for claims which you have to send to our bank. Please, note that upon the successful transfer of the funds to your bank account, you shall be entitled to 30% of the total funds while the rest will be given to me on arrival in your country. I will not fail to bring to your notice that this business is risk free and doesn't have any negative implication. You should not entertain any fear as all modalities for the smooth and easy transfer of this fund have been finalized. This transaction will be completed within 14 bank working days immediately we start the business. I Waiting for your urgent response Regards, Mr Hanry James,