This email with the subject "ACKNOWLEDGE MY MAIL (Mutual Benefit)..." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 04 Mar 2007 16:16:01 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Dr.Martins Obaseki Jr <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
ACKNOWLEDGE MY MAIL (Mutual Benefit) Ecobank Nig. Plc. Lagos, Commercial Bank 2, Ajose Adeogun Street. Victoria Island, Lagos. Nigeria. FROM THE DESK OF: DR MARTINS OBASEKI JR POSITION: SENIOR MANAGER, BILLS AND EXCHANGE Dear respectful one, I am Martins Obaseki Jr, Credit Officer Of Ecobank Of African (West African) Nigerian Plc. I am the Senior Manager Of Bills and Exchange At The Foreign Remittance Department Of My Bank. I Have An Urgent And Confidential Business Proposal For You. On 6, June, 1998.An Australian Oil Consultant/Contractor With Via National Petroleum Cooperation (NNPC) Mr. Ali B. Ashraf Made a Numbered Time (Fixed) Deposit For twelve Calenderer Month Valued at US$51,000,000.00(Fifty _One Million Us Dollars) In My Branch. Upon Maturity, I Sent A Routine Notification To His Forwarded Address But Got No Reply after Months We Send A Reminder And Finally We Discovered From His Contract Employee (Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation) That Mr. Ali B. Ashraf Died From An Automobile Accident. On Further Investigation, It Was Clear That He Died Without Making A Will. All Attempts By The Australian To Trace His Next Of Kin Were Fruitless. I Therefore Made Further Investigation and Discovered That Mr. Ali B. Ashraf Did Not Declare Any Next Of Kin or Relations in All His Official Documents Including His Deposit Document in My Bank. The Total Sum US$51,000,000.00 Is Still In My Bank as Dormant Acct. No One Will Ever Come Forward To Claim It. According To Nigerian Banking Law,After Five Years, The Money Will Revert To The Ownership Of The Nigerian Government. Such Funds Will Revert To the Ownership of the Nigeria Government for Financing Military Operations,Such As Purchasing Of Arms and Ammunitions for the Military. If The Account Owner Is Certified Death And Nobody Comes Forward To Claim It. This Is the Situation, And My Proposal Is That I Am Looking for foreigners who will stand in as the Beneficiary/Next of Kin. This Is Simple. In Order to Avert This Negative Development, I Will Like To Seek For Your Permission as a Foreigner To Stand As The Next Of Kin To Mr. Ali B. Ashraf So That The Fruits Of This Old Man's Labor Will Not Be Use For Financing Weapons Which Will Further Enhance The Courses of War in the World in General. All You Have To Do Is To Immediately Send Me the Details of a Bank Account Anywhere In The World For Me To Arrange The Proper Money Transfer Document. The Money Will Then Be Transferred Into the Account for Us to Share in the Ratio Of 50% for Me 40% for You While the Remaining 10% Will Be Set Aside For Expenses Incurred With Here And There. There Is No Risk Involved. I Am Using my position and Connection in the Bank here to do all The Document Work For The Transaction. We Shall Employ the Services of an Attorney To Draft The Will And Obtain All Necessary Documents And Letter Of Administration In Your Favor For The Transfer. This Transaction Is Risk Free Guaranteed. If You Are Interested, I Will Send To You The Text Of The Application That You Will Send To The Ecobank Trust Bank Authority For An Approval To submit Your Claims.Send You’re Reply through My Direct and Private Email Address (firstname.lastname@example.org) Indicate Your Direct Fax and Telephone Numbers for Effective Communication That This Transaction Needs. Do Not Reply Through The Ecobank Email Address Because It Belongs To The Senior Staffs For Public Use. Please Note That You Are Not to Appear in Person, As Every Thing Regarding This Project Will Be Strictly on Documentations and Every Banking Documents Needed for This transaction will be taken care of by my self. Looking forward to hearing from you. Awaiting Your Urgent Reply. Dr.Martins Obaseki Jr Make It A Great Day! Thank You; I Hope You Are Having A Great Day!