This email with the subject "APPOINTMENT TO ACT AS NEXT OF KIN" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 12 Apr 2006 18:56:08 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was peter stewart <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Good day, Calvary greetings to you and your family.I hope you are in a perfect condition of health? I am Mr. Peter Stewart I am the chief Auditor of Fidelity Bank of Nigeria, Plc. One of the leading Banks in Nigeria. I wish to introduce to you a confident transactional Business between you and me. We want to transfer to overseas account the sum of ($6.5USD) Six. Five Million United States Dollars, from our Bank here in Nigeria, We need someone that we can Confide in and someone who has an existing bank account, whatever type Of account, either filled up or empty, anyone can do, as long as it will Remain honest to me till the end of this important business, I want to put my trust in you and believe that you will not let me down. During the course of our auditing last week, I discovered a floating fund in an account opened in the bank in the year 2001 and since then, nobody as being operating on this account, after going through some old files, I discovered that the owner of this account died without a [Heir/Will] Hence, the money is floating and if I do not remits this money out urgently, it will be forfeited for nothing. The owner of this account is Late Mr. TONY CHAOTE, an American and great Industrialist, a resident of Visalia California, who unfortunately lost his life in the plane crash of Alaska Airlines Flight 261,which crashed, including his only daugther,so,nobody to claim the money except he has a Next Of Kin, further investigations revealed to me that he has lost his wife since 1996 after a serious illness, so the only person who can claim the money now is the Next Of Kin who must be a foreigner and I want that person to be you, if you make a positive response to this proposal, we are talking of nothing more than two-three weeks transaction here, because I have gone a little further to simplify the transaction. You can read more news about the plane crash on visiting this sites, http://www.cnn. com/2000/US/02/01/alaska.airlines.list/and http://www.alaskaair. com/E_latest.asp. No other person knows about this account or anything concerning it, the account has no other beneficiary and my investigation proved to me as well that the account is a secret account. The total amount involved here is Six. Five million United States Dollars. Now, the money has to be transferred to a foreigner, and I donât know any foreigner, I am just contacting you as a foreigner because this money can not be approved to a local person here. You are the first and the only person I am contacting for this business, so please reply urgently, so that I can inform you about the next steps to take. I need your strong assurance that you will never let me down. I guarantee that this transaction will be executed under a legitimate arrangement by the relevant ministries and foreign departments. I look Forward to hearing you Your Faithfully Peter Stewart (N.B) PLEASE, TREAT THIS PROPOSAL AS A TOP SECRET.