This email with the subject "Re: Pleased to meet you." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 14 Mar 2006 03:17:54 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Mr Mendi" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Compliments of the day ! Before I introduce myself, I wish to inform you that this letter is an urgent mail and I urge you to treat it serious. I would want to transfer to an oversea account ($10,000.000.00 USD) Ten Million United States Dollars) from one of the banks located here in Senegal. I would want to ask you, If you are not capable of handling this transaction to quietly look for a reliable and honest person who will be capable and fit to provide either an existing bank account or to set up a new bank account immediately to receive this money, even an account with zero balance could serve in receiving this money, as long as you will remain honest to me till the end of this important business,I am trusting you and believing in God that you will never let me down either now or in future. By brief introduction,I am Mr Joseph MENDI a Senegalese citizen and personal assistant to late Engineer Romain ROUSSEAU.During the course of his bank's last week auditing,it was discovered that since his death no one has come forward to lay claim to US$10 million he deposited with the bank.While searching for anybody close to Engineer Romain ROUSSEAU the management of the bank were directed to me.They issued me a memo to provide his next of kin. This account was opened with the bank in 1996 and since 1998 nobody has operated on this account. Furthermore,it discovered that my late boss died without a [Hier or WILL] hence the money is floating and if I does not act fast it will be confiscated by the bank. The owner of this account Engineer Romain ROUSSEAU is a French and great industrialist.He unfortunately lost his life in the plane crash of Alaska Airlines Flight 261 which crashsed on January 31st 2000, including his wife and only daughter leaving nobody as next of kin. No other person knows about this account or any thing concerning it except the bank and me, the account has no other beneficiary and my investigation proved to me as well that the account is a secret account. Based on the fact that I am employed by the government,I can not operate a local bank account that exceeds US$100,000.I am only contacting you because this money could be claimed by a foreigner who operates an account in overseas and has information about Engineer Romain ROUSSEAU's account,which I shall provide to you upon your positive response. I am disclosing this to you believing that you will never let me down. You are the first and the only person that I am contacting for this business, so please reply urgently so that I will give you more details on how this deal will be executed.At the conclusion of this transaction, you will be given 25% of the total amount,70% will be for me and some officials working in the bank, while 5% will be for expenses if any,both parties might have incurred during the course of this transaction. I look forward to your earliest reply. Please, treat this proposal as a top secret. It would be very business like if you email me once you receive this email. Best Regards, Joseph MENDI