This email with the subject "From Joyce Hawkins" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 10 Feb 2007 20:54:51 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Joyce Hawkins <INVESTMENT.PURPOSE@ns6.nestdesign.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Sir,Ma I know this email may come as a surprise because you do not know me neither have we met before; well, this is not one of those Scam letters that you might of heard of; My name is Joyce Hawkins, I work with Lloyds Tsb Bank Plc, Lagos-Nigeria. I am contacting you based on properties allocation. However, my main reasons for contacting you is to seek and reach a mutual agreement with you, thus needing your assistance in providing a safe bank account to enable my colleagues and I transfer the sum of US$12.5Million to be used mostly on Properties. SOURCE OF FUND This fund - US$12.5 Million which is now in an Escrow Account at the Lloyds Tsb Bank Plc, came about after all efforts to trace the Next of Kin of one Mr. Danielle Totti, a deceased Architect from Milan, Italy failed. The said Mr. Danielle Totti, until his death in an automobile accident, April 21st 2003 was a Customer with this bank. Upon his death, this bank sort to trace his relations and Next of Kin to enable the deceased folks proceed for claims of this fund but all efforts failed, some top Staffs of this bank and myself transferred the fund into an escrow account pending till we find a trustworthy person or firm into whose account we will transfer this fund for our mutual benefits. Reasons for this steps is to avoid a situation where at the end of this quarter, the Directors of this bank will confiscate the account and share this money among themselves. What we intend to do upon your acceptance is to use you as a Next of Kin of late Mr. Danielle Totti and transfer this fund into your account. Having stated the above, it will interest you to know that, there is no risk involved whatsoever in this transaction hence we have perfected all modalities to make this a success while requesting for a catalogue of properties for sale in your country, for our study. Should you be interested, therefore, do contact me through my email address. Expecting a mutual business relationship with you. Best Regards, Joyce Hawkins