A Scam Email with the Subject "From Mr.Gerald Oniel" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 04 Feb 2007 19:26:38 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Mr.Gerald Oniel" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear, I am Mr.Gerald Oniel,a manager in the Bills and Exchange at the Foreign Remittance Department of one of the leading banks in Ghana. I am writing this letter to ask for your support and cooperation to carry out this business opportunity in my department. We discovered an abandoned sum of $12,500,000.00 (Twelve Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars only) in an account that belongs to one of our foreign customers (Late Mr.Morris Thompson)who died in an air crash along with his family (wife and only daughter) in Feb 4th, 2000 in an Alaska Airlines Flight 261 with other passengers on board. You can confirm this from the website below from publisher by http://www.cnn.com/2000/US/02/01/alaska.airlines.list/ Since we heard of his death, we have been expecting his next-of-kin to come over and put claims for his money as the heir,because we cannot release the fund from his account unless someone applies for claim as the next-of-kin to the deceased as indicated in our banking guidelines.Unfortunately, neither their family member nor distant relative has everappeared to claim the said fund.It is in our banking guideline that if none of the relatives come up to claim this fund after 7years of the death of the late customer,the fund will be regarded as an unclaimed bill and will be transferred to the bank's treasury account. Upon this discovery, I and other officials in my department have agreed to make business with you and release the total amount into your account as the heir of the fund since no one came for it or discovered he maintained account with our bank,otherwise the fund will be returned to the banks treasury as unclaimed fund. We have agreed that our ratio of sharing will be as stated thus;30 % for you as foreign partner,65 % for us the officials in my department and 5 % for the settlement of all local and foreign expences incurred by us and you during the course of this business. Upon the successful completion of this transfer, I and one of my colleagues will come to your country and mind our share. It is from our 65% we intend to import Agricultural Machineries into my country as a way of recycling the fund. To commence this transaction,we require you to immediately indicate your interest by a return e-mail with the following information: 1)Your private telephone and fax number 2.Your full name Upon the receipt of this,i will inturn get back to you and give you the mordalities for the bank to approve you as the next of kin. Note also, this transaction must be kept because of its nature.I look forward to receiving your prompt response.Aternate Email, firstname.lastname@example.org Best Regards Gerald Oniel