This email with the subject "Business" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 13 Jul 2005 07:52:41 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was firstname.lastname@example.org, although it may have been spoofed.
STANDARD TRUST BANK PLC EASTERN REGIONAL HEADQUATERS NO 40 WEST AVENUE I AM THE BANK MANAGER OF STANDARD TRUST BANK PLC OF NIGERIA. I WILL LIKE TO DO AVERY BRIEF BUSINESS WITH YOU, THERE IS A DORMANT ACCOUNT IN MY BANK WITH A CREDIT BALANCE OF (USD$30.000.000.00) TEN MILLION UNITED STATE DOLLARS,WHICH HAS BEEN DORMANT FOR ABOUT TWO YEARS NOW. ON MY FURTHER INVESTIGATION, I DISCOVERED THAT THE OWNER OF THIS ACCOUNT, A FOREIGNER DIED ALSO TWO YEARS AGO IN A MOTOR ACCIDENT AND THAT HE LEFT NO BENEFICIARIES AND NEXT OF KIN FOR THE ACCOUNT, BECAUSE HE WAS HIDING THE SOURCE OF THE MONEY FROM THE GOVERNMENT. WHAT I NEEDED FROM YOU IS TO USE YOU NAME AS THE BENEFICIARY AND NEXT OF KIN TO THE ORIGINAL ACCOUNT OWNER. AND THEN USE MY POSITION AS THE MANAGER AND GIVE CLEARANCE FOR ONWARD REMISSION OF THIS FUND INTO YOUR NOMINATED ACCOUNT. I WILL SUPPLY YOU WITH ALL THE NECESSARY INFORMATION ABOUT THE ACCOUNT, WHICH YOU WILL PRESENT TO THE BANK THROUGH A LAWYER. AFTER THE BANK HAS ACCEPTED YOUR APPLICATION, THEN I WILL MOVE AHEAD TO DESTROY EVERY DOCUMENT ASSOCIATED WITH THIS BUSINESS. AND WE WILL GO AHEAD TO SHARE THIS FUND AT RATIO 25 AND 75 PERCENT, 30% FOR YOUR SERVICES TO ME AND 75% FOR ME, THE REMAINING 15% WILL BE SET ASIDE FOR ANY EXPENSES INCURRED DURING THIS TRANSACTION. PLEASE YOUR URGENT REPLY IS NEEDED SO AS TO STOP FURTHER CONTACTS. THIS IS FOR PEOPLE WHO KNOW THE VALUE OF BANKING SYSTEM.KINDLY INCLUDE YOUR TELEPHONE AND FAX NUMBERS. THANKS, receive this letter. Kindly send me ane-mail address:email@example.com BEST REGARDS Dr.BELLO USMAN