This email with the subject "DEAR GOOD FRIEND" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 04 Mar 2010 12:46:04 -0800 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "MR ERNEST CHINNACHI"<CHINNACHI201@gmail.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
HEAD OF ARCHIVES /RECONCILIATION
FIDELITY BANK PLC.
RE: NEXT OF KIN
DO NOT BE SURPRISED AT RECEIVING THIS MAIL.I BELIEVE THAT THERE IS NO HARM IN TRYING SOMEONE TRUSTWORTHY AT HEART.A NEW RELATIONSHIP WILL GO A LONG WAY TO HELP ME.
I NEED YOU TO COME AND STAND AS 'NEXT OF KIN' TO A CLIENT LATE MR.PHILIP L.MCDOW WHO DIED OF A HEART CONDITION HERE IN LAGOS.SOME YEARS AGO,MR.MCDOW MADE A NUMBERED(OR FIXED)DEPOSIT OF US$18,000,000.00 MILLION IN MY BANK.
UNFORTUNATELY,HE DID NOT MENTION A NEXT OF KIN IN ANY OF HIS PAPERS WITH US OR HE IS A CONTRACTORS - TEXACO OIL.SINCE THEN,THERE HAVE BEEN NO RESPONCE TO OUR INTERNATIONAL ADVERTORIALSCALLING FOR ANY RELATIVE TO CONTACT US.
MY DEPARTMENT HAS THE MANDATE TO OVERSEE THE INTERNAL CLEARANCE FOR CLAIMS SUCH AS THIS AND THE FINAL APPROVAL SIGNATURE FOR PAYMENT IS MINE.YOU HAVE NO RISK.BY LAW,YOU ONLY NEED TO SHOW-UP ONCE BEFORE THE MONEY WILL BE PAID INTO YOUR ACCOUNT ABROAD.
HOWEVER,PLEASE KNOW THAT THE MONEY WILL BE SHARED BETWEEN US;I WILL TAKE 50% AND YOU:45% WHILE 5% FOR THE EXPENSE WE MIGHT HAVE INCURE DURING THE PROCESS OF TRANSFER.
THERE ARE REASONS WHY WE NEED TO CLAIM THIS MONEY FAST.I WILL GIVE YOU MORE COMPREHENSIVE DETAIL WHEN YOU REPLY.
MR ERNEST CHINNACHI.
TEL: 234 - 806-925-5616.