A Scam Email with the Subject "From: Mr James Obi (Unclaimed Fund)" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 06 Jul 2007 15:51:42 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "JAMES OBI" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
From: Mr James Obi (Unclaimed Fund) Unclaimed Fund Dear Sir, I am sending you this private email to make a passionate appeal to you for assistance. Kindly accept my apology for contacting you this way and forgive me if this is not acceptable to you. My name is James Obi. I am an auditor at one of the Nigerian Banks. On Tuesday, 19 January, 1999, one Dr.Paul Harriman a foreigner, made a numbered time (Fixed) Deposit, valued at £10,550,000.00 (Ten Million, Five Hundred and Fifty Thousand Pounds) for twelve calendar months in our Bank Branch. Upon maturity, we sent a routine notification to his forwarding address but got no reply. After a month, we sent a reminder and finally we discovered from his company that Dr.Paul Harriman was aboard the Egypt Air Flight 990, which crashed into the Atlantic Ocean on October 31, 1999. After further investigation, it was discovered that he died without making a WILL and all attempts to trace his next of kin proved abortive. On further investigation, it was discovered that Late Dr. Paul Harriman did not declare any next of kin or relatives in all his official documents, including his Bank Deposit paper work here in our Bank. The total sum, £10,550, 000.00 is still 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. In accordance with my country's banking laws and constitution, at the expiration of 6 (six) years, the money will revert to the Government treasury if nobody applies as the next of Kin to claim the funds. Consequently, I shall present you as a foreign partner to stand in as the next of kin to the late Dr. Paul Harriman. Upon acceptance of this proposal, I shall send to you detailed information on how this transaction would be carried out. We shall employ the services of a solicitor for the drafting of the LAST WILL & TESTAMENT of Late Dr. Paul Harriman and to obtain all other relevant papers in your name for the necessary documentation for payment approval in my bank headquarters in your favour. The money will be shared in the ratio: Sixty percent for me and my colleagues, thirty percent for you and 10% would be set aside to offset all expenses in the course of the transfer. I guarantee that this will be executed under legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law as I and my colleagues will use my position to guarantee the successful execution of this transaction. Please be informed that your utmost confidentiality is required. Should this proposal meet your interests respond back via my private email address. <email@example.com> Awaiting your response. Respectfully yours, Mr. James Obi