A Scam Email with the Subject "HELLO...................VERY URGENT" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 13 Apr 2007 03:04:31 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "DR HYGINUS ITEEGO" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
CITIBANK OF NIGERIA.
35-40 MARINA STREET,LAGOS ISLAND.
I am a staff of Citibank of Nigeria, My Name is Dr Hyginus Iteego Credit Officer in Citibank I am writing following an oppurtunity in my office that will be of imense benefit to both of us. In my department we discovered an abandoned sum of $15.6million Dollars in an account that belongs to one of our foreign customers Late Mr. Morris Thompson an American who unfortunately lost his life in the plane crash of Alaska Airlines Flight 261 which crashedon January 31 2000,including his wife and only daughter.
list/Since we got information about his death, we have been expecting his next of kin or relatives to come over and claim his money because we cannot release it unless somebody applies for it as next of kin or relation to the deceased as indicated in our banking guidelines.Unfortunately I learnt that his supposed next of kin being his only daughter died along with him in the plane crash leaving nobody with the knowledge of this fund behind for the claim.
It is therefore upon this discovery that I and two other officials in this department now decided to make business with you and release the money to you as the next of kin or beneficiary of the funds for safety keeping and subsequent disbursement since nobody is coming for it and we don't want this money to go back into Government treasury as unclaimed bill. The banking law and guidelines here stipulates that such money remained after six years and 6 month the money will be transferred into banking treasury as unclaimed funds.
We agreed that 50% of this money will be for you as foreign partner,while the balance will be for me and my colleagues. I will visit your country for the disbursement according to the percentages indicated above once this money gets into your account. Pleasebe honest to me and my colleagues trust is our watchword in this transaction, until this fund is been transfer into your bank account through our paying bank in (CANADA)
Note this transaction is confidential and risk free.
As soon as you receive this mail.please do your best to get in touch with me.
(FOREIGN PAYMENT DIRECTOR)
Please note that all necessary arrangement for the smooth release of these funds has been finalised. Our Foreign Payment Director, Mr. Mark Don will give you specific instruction on what to do. Please in your response include your telephone number for easy communication between us and your house/office address, your banking information and international passport or Driving
Lincense for documentation.
Dr Hyginus Iteego.