A Scam Email with the Subject "Personal Matter" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 12 Dec 2005 17:41:32 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Rasheed" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Hello Friend, I am Mr John M Rasheed, I am the personal accountant to Engr. Arthur, a foriegn National who use to work with Shell development Company in Nigeria. Herein after shall be referred to as my client. On the 21st of April 2002, my client, his wife and their three children were involved in a car accident along Sagamu express road. All occupants of the vehicle unfortunately lost their lives. Since then I have made several enquires to your embassy to locate any of my client's extended relatives,this has also proved unsuccessful. After these several unsuccessful attempts to locate any member of his family, hence I contacted you. I am contacting you to assist in repatriating the money and property left behind by my client before they get confiscated or declared unserviceable by the bank where this huge deposit is lodged. Particularly, the OMEGA Bank Plc, where the deceased had an account valued at about 11.5 Million U.S Dollars The Bank has issued me a notice to provide the next of kin or have the account confiscated within the next fourteen official working days. Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for 3 years now I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin so that we can share the money. 65% for me and 30% for you, while 5% will be used to offset all the expenses incurred in the course of this transaction including tax. Therefore, if you are interested to execute this deal with me, kindly forward to me your private telephone/fax numbers to enable me submit them to the bank where my late client deposited his money. I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law. Please get in touch with me via my PRIVATE email: firstname.lastname@example.org I anticipate your urgent response! Best regards, Mr John M Rasheed.