This email with the subject "I NEED TO HEAR FROM YOU" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 26 Dec 2010 05:42:23 -0800 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "MR SANNI THOMAS"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
MR. Sanni Thomas (Msc, MBA, FCA) Senior Controller, Customers Service. UNITED BANK FOR AFRICA, RC 103022. 1, Uba Bank Close, off kofo Abayomi Street Victoria Island . Lagos Nigeria , ALT.EMAIL: email@example.com PHONE:(+234)8028480895 +234-1-8508345 FAX: 00234-1-8508345 Dear Sir/Madam, On the 5th of January 2009 a gang of Niger Delta militants attacked and bombed oil refineries/ fields located on the Creeks of that region killing four (4) expatriate staff and 10 local staff of the company including Engr. Matthew a customer with United Bank of for Africa. Conseqently I was mandated by the Management of my bank as his account service controller to help locate any of his close family relation to Claim the money he deposited with the bank. Mr.mathew has in his account with United Bank of Africa before his sudden death the sum of $20.6 million USA dollars among other personal effects, including a life assurance policy worth $2.2 million insured with American International Insurance Company's African regional office in Nigeria (AIICO), all efforts to locate any of his immediate family proved abortive since he did not reside in Nigeria with any of his immediate family being a contractual staff with shell petroleum development company (SPDC) except his dog called foster. Having been unsuccessful in locating any of his relatives this past periods mostly as his 4 ( four) years contact is due to expire very soon , I decided to contact you to assist in Repatriating the money and properties left behind by my client before they get confiscated or declared Unserviceable by the bank and the insurance. I seek your consent and cooperation to present you as the next of kin to the deceased, over the Proceeds of this account valued at ($20.6 million US Dollars) to be paid to you and then you and I can share the money in the ratio of 48% to me and 47% to you, while the balance 5% will be set aside for any contingency expenses in course of this transaction. An attorney will be contacted to assist us revalidate and notarize all the necessary legal documents that will be used to back up our claims. All I need is your honest cooperation to enable us see this deal through. I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you and me from any breach of the law. I will appreciate some measure of confidentiality until we finish the transaction, because of my position in the bank Please do reply mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org Yours Sincerely, Mr. Mr Sanni Thomas