This email with the subject "FROM: FRANK TOBI,I NEED YOUR URGENT ASSISTANCE ON THIS MATTER." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 22 May 2011 19:05:45 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was FRANK TOBI <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend I am Mr.Frank Tobi,branch Manager; Eco Bank LTD. I, am contacting you while searching for a reliable person to contact for this transaction in regards to a business transfer for a huge sum of money in a dormant account. I need your assistance to transfer to overseas twelve million United States Dollars Only (US$12,000.000.00). I am seeking your humble assistance to provide either an existing bank account or set up a new Bank account to receive this fund, even an empty account can serve this purpose, or you help to seek an honest and, reliable businessman who can assist us. Though I know that a transaction of this magnitude will make any one apprehensive and worried, but I am assuring you that this transaction is being handled by me, Been that I, am the heads of this Department, It will be very easy and safety for me to make bank to bank wire transfer without any delay That is Why i decided to contact you due to the urgency of this transaction. During the course of our auditing i discovered a floating fund in a domiciliary account opened in the bank in 2001 and since 2001 to 2011 nobody has operated on this account, after going through some old files in the records i discovered that the owner of the account who is a foreigner died in Madrid Bombing of 11th of March 2004,without any traceable next of kin hence the dormant nature of the account remains dormant , and if nobody come to claim this funds it will be re- channel to government coffers as unclaimed funds. I am only contacting you as a foreigner that is capable to assist me in transferring this funds, I need your full co-operation to make this project a success, There is no risk at all, the paperwork for this transaction will be done by an attorney and in my position i can guarantees you a successful execution of this transaction. If you are interested and i know that you will not sit on this money after its successful transfer to you, please reply immediately and upon your response, I shall provide you with more details on what to do. Please observe utmost confidentiality and be rest assured that this transaction would be most profitable for both of us. Upon your response I will inform you on the steps ahead and your compensation for providing an account for this transaction. If you find yourself capable of working with me, contact me now. Please observe this instruction with the utmost care. I send you this letter not without a measure of fear as to what the consequences may be, but I know within me that nothing ventured is nothing gained and that success and riches never come easy or on a platter of gold. If this proposal is acceptable by you, do not take undue advantage of the trust I have bestowed in you, I await your response, Yours faithfully Mr.Frank Tobi branch Manager Mobile +233-246-873-655