This email with the subject "GOOD DAY" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 25 Nov 2006 15:25:41 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Michael Obi"<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
From The Desk Of Mr. Michael Peter Obi
Auditing And Accounting Unit.
Union Bank of Nigeria Plc.
Compliment of the day and how is life general with you? Of course it is my humble wish to solicit and crave your indulgence to make this project request for a joint business transaction which I hope will not come to you as a surprise, hence I plead for your pardon .
I am Mr. Michael Peter Obi,the Auditing and Accounting Unit,Foreign Operations Department Union Bank Of Nig Plc. I have an urgent and confidential business proposal for you. On June 6,Engr.Steve Moore made a numbered time (fixed)deposit for twelve calender months valued at US$15.500.000.00(Fiften Million Five Hundred Thousand US Dollars) in my branch.
On maturity, I sent a routine notification to his forwarded address but got no reply after months we sent a reminder and finally we discovered from his contract employee (Nigeria national petroleum corporation) that Late Engr.Steve Moore died from an automobile accident.
On further investigation it was clear that he died without making a will. All attempts by the Australian to trace his next of kin were
I therefore made further investigation and discovered that Late Engr.Steve Moore did not declare any next of kin or relations in all his official documents including his deposit document in my bank. The total sum of US$15,500,000.00 is still in my bank as dormant acct. No one will ever come forward to claim it. According to Nigerian banking law, after five years, the money will revert to the ownership of the Nigerian Government. If the account owner is certified death and nobody comes forward to claim it.
This is the situation and my proposal is that I am looking for a foreigner who will stand in as the beneficiary/next of kin. This is simple. All you have to do is to immediately send me the details of a bank account anywhere in the world for me to arrange the proper money transfer document. The money will then be transferred into the account for us to share in the ratio of 60% for me 30% for you while the remaining 10% will be set aside for expenses incurred within here and there.There is no risk involved. I am using my position and connection in the bank here to do all the document work for the transaction. We shall employ the services of an attorney to obtain all necessary documents and letter of administration in your favour for the transfer.
This transaction is risk free guaranteed. If you are interested,please reply immediately through this email address which is very confidential firstname.lastname@example.org
confidentiality and be rest assured that this transaction could be most profitable for both of us. Please do not expose this deal if you are not interested because if you do, it will take me out of seat.
Please feel free to contact me so that we can discuss this issue at large. I will
be waiting for your reply soon.
Mr. Michael Peter obi