This email with the subject "Dear Friend.." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 07 Jun 2009 12:30:55 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Nick Francis"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
DEAR FRIEND, MY NAME IS MR NICK FRANCIS, THE MANAGING DIRECTOR OF TRIDENT OIL, A MULTI-NATIONAL CORPORATION OPERATING IN LONDON, ENGLAND. I AM SEEKING YOUR ASSISTANCE TO RETREIVE THE SUM OF EIGHT MILLION EIGHT HUNDRED THOUSAND DOLLARS CONSISTING OF TWO CONSIGNMENT BOXES. THIS MONEY WAS ACQUIRED FROM THE COMPANY AND IT WAS ACCOMPANIED BY A DIPLOMAT TO USA WHERE IT IS PRESENTLY. EACH OF THE BOXES CONTAINS $4.4M AMOUNTING TO $8.8M IN BOTH BOXES AND FOR YOUR HELP I AM READY TO RELEASE30% TO YOU. BEAR IN MIND THAT THE DIPLOMAT IS NOT AWARE OF THE CONTENT OF THE CONSIGNMENTS, IT HAS BEEN THERE FOR THE PAST 1 MONTH WHERE I'M LOOKING FOR A RELIABLE PARTNER. I WILL BE LEAVING THE COUNTRY IMMEDIATELY YOU COLLECT THE CONSIGNMENT AND I HAVE VOWED NEVER TO STEP BACK INTO ENGLAND. PLEASE, I NEED YOUR URGENT RESPONSE BEFORE MY PLANS TO LEAVE THE COMPANY IS DISCOVERED. NOTE: THE DIPLOMAT HAS AN INTERNATIONAL DIPLOMATIC IMMUNITY THATCAN ACCOMPANY HIM ALL OVER THE WORLD WITHOUT ANY PROBLEM IN TRANSIT SO YOU DONT HAVE TO WORRY.AND PLEASE DO KEEP THIS AN UTMOST SECRET AS THE TRANSACTION IS NOT YET COMPLETED. BEST REGARDS MR.NICK FRANCIS.