A Scam Email with the Subject "BUSINESS PROPOSAL" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 05 Feb 2010 05:35:10 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "HOWARD HAYS"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Good Day I am Howard Hays a white American oil businessman in Nigeria, From (America) I wish to introduce to you a project that would be of immense benefit to both of us. Being an executor of FUNDS, it is possible that we may be tempted to make funds out of our client's situations, when we cannot help it, or left with no better option. The issue I am presenting to you is a case of my partner who share of $12.5 millions in our fund of 25.5millions to his next-of-kin. It was most unfortunate that he and his next-of-kin died on the same day in an auto-crash in nigeria. I am now faced with indecision about who to pass the funds to. However, I don't belong to that school of thought which proposes that the funds of unlucky people be given to the government. We have a problem and is that the Nigeria Government tax office ask me to pay their country tax of $100,000.00usd before they can allow the fund to be wired but I only have $75,000.00usd remaining $25,000.00usd because it a joint account for two only. I need some one who can raise the remaining money for me and the whole fund will be transfer into his or her account and we share the money 60/40 percent, I will take 60 percentages and you will take 40 percentages after you have received the fund in your account. I therefore seek for your assistance in presenting you as next of kin to the deceased. Please give your response to this email via : (email@example.com) I will reveal other details upon your response to this email and as soon as we establish correspondence via our company lawyer we both share together. Reward is negotiable. Yours in Service From Howard Hays