This email with the subject "FROM OCEANIC BANK PLC" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 03 Oct 2010 07:05:53 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Mr. Stephen Moore." <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Sir/Madam, I am an accountant with OCEANIC BANK PL C. My name is Mr. Peter Collins. I am the Personal Account officer to Engineer.Andrew Wilson, a National of your country,who is a contractor with the DEPARTMENT OF PETROLEUM RESOURCES,VICTORIA ISLAND LAGOS. Herein after shall be referred to as my client On 30 JAN 2000,my client,his wife and their three children were involved in the Kenya Airways flight with registration number 5Y-BEN which departed from Nairobi to destination Lagos and all the passengers on-board and the flight crew, including his family died in this fatal air crash on 30 JAN 2000. Since then I have made several inquiries to your embassy to locate any of my clients extended Relatives, this has also proved unsuccessful after these several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to trace his last name over the Internet, to locate any member of his family hence I contacted you. I have contacted you to assist in repatriating the money and property left behind by my client before they get confiscated or declared unserviceable by the bank where these huge deposits were lodged,particularly the CITIZENS BANK OF NIGERIA PL C. Where the deceased had an account valued at about($17.5 Million US Dollars)has issued me a notice to provide the next of kin or have the account confiscated within the next ten official working days. Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for over 4years now, I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased since you have the same last name so that the proceeds of this account valued at ($17.5 Million US Dollars) can be paid to you and then you and I can share the money 50% to me and 40% to you. While 10% for unforeseen bottle necks we might incur in this transaction an attorney will be contracted to help us re validate and notarize all the necessary legal documents that can be used to back up any claim we may make. Please indicate your willingness by sending the below information for more clarification and easy communication. Your full name. Your contact address. Your tel and fax numbers. Status and Your Age All I require is your honest co-operation to enable us see this deal through.I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you and I from any breach of the law. NOTE: For security reason please reply to this my email address: email@example.com Best regards, Mr. Peter Collins.