A Scam Email with the Subject "PLS REPLY SOON" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 12 Aug 2006 04:12:04 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was KELVIN AGU <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
My name is Kelvin Agu, THE EASERN DISTRICT MANAGER OF UNITED BANK FOR AFRICA PLC. (UBA). There is a domiciliary account opened in this bank in September of 1995 in the name of Mr. Morris Thompson, an expatriate who then was the manager of a Petrol-Technical Support Services Company. Mr. Morris Thompson died in an auto crash in 2000 After going through this account, I discovered that the account has been dormant since the death of Mr. Morris Thompson. The account s next of kin is his wife who also died in the same auto crash and the account has no other beneficiary. This has made it impossible for anyone to lay claims to the funds in the account. The top echelons of the bank are also not aware of the details of this account because of its length of dormancy. The amount in the account is $4.5Million US Dollars. I have also observed that if nobody comes to claim this money, it will be forfeited. I therefore want to transfer this money into a foreign account of an individual or corporate body for safekeeping and investments. Since the funds belong to a foreigner, it becomes imperative that only a foreigner can lay claims to it. This is where your co-operation and partnership is needed. And with my position and knowledge of the history of the account, the transaction would be a huge success. You will be given 20% of the total money, 75% will be for us and 5% will be for expenses both parties might incurred during the process of transferring. The transfer of the money to your mandated account will take not less than 7 bank working days I look forward to your response by email Best regards, Kelvin Agu