A Scam Email with the Subject "Dear friend" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 19 Nov 2011 02:56:48 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was Joe Babu <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
I know that this mail will be a big surprise to you, please consider it and accept it with deep sense of humility.
I have a business which will be beneficial to both of us. the amount of money involved is [$ 7.7m] which i want to transfer out of the country to your bank account, all to my financial benefit and yours too. and also to take my wife abroad for treatment of liver damage.
This money is owned by a man called Jin Sun, a business commercialist in west-African regions. he has been dead since four years ago and since then, no claim has been placed on his bank account balance.
I want to transfer this money out of the country but such fund cannot be transferred without a next of kin attached to the fund.
The fund could be transferred in these way; you shall present yourself as a business associate to the deceased person[Jin Sun] as details shall be that you are the care-taker business associate to Mr. Jin Sun and his properties.
I shall make available to you materials and information with which a successful claim shall be placed on the fund.
I shall also be your guidance and instructor throughout the duration of this transaction so as to ensure a swift and sure transfer of the fund to your bank account as to your benefits, you shall be entitled to 40% of this fund for your co-operation in this transaction while 5% will be set aside for expenses incurred during the course of this transaction.
So if you are interested, send a reply to me immediately.
Awaiting for your urgent response.