This email with the subject "WE CAN DO THIS TOGETHER" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 14 May 2006 23:55:14 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was David Moore <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Sir/Ma, I am Mr, Moore David j, the director in charge of auditing and accounting section of Union Bank of Nigeria PLC. With due respect and regard, I have decided to contact you on a business transaction that will be very beneficial to both of us at the end of the transaction. I have been monitoring a very huge sum of money belonging to a deceased person (ALAN HARDY) an America Oil Consultant/Contractor with Shell Development Oil Company who died on October 31st 2004 in an auto crash and the fund has been dormant in his account with our Bank without any claim of the fund in our custody either from his family or relation before our discovery to this development. The said amount valued at US$10.5M (Ten Million, Five Hundred Thousand United States dollars). As it may interest you to know, I got your impressive information through the Internet. Meanwhile all the whole arrangement to put claim over this fund as the bonafide next of kin to the deceased person, to get the required approval and transfer this fund to a foreign account has been put in place, all the directives and needed information will be relayed to you as soon as you indicate your interest and willingness to assist us and also benefit your self from this great business opportunity. In fact I could have do this deal alone but because of my position in this country and also, as a civil servant (A Banker), we are not allowed to operate a foreign account and would eventually raise an eye brow on my side during the time of transfer because I work in this bank. This is the actual reason it will require a second party or fellow who will forward claims as the next of kin with affidavit of trust of oath to the Bank and also present a foreign account where he will need the money to be transferred into on his request as it will be after due verification and clarification by the bank where the fund will be remitted from to your own designation bank account. I will not fail to inform you that this transaction is 100% risk free. On smooth conclusion of this transaction, you will be entitled to 30% of the total sum as gratification, while 10% will be set aside to take care of expenses that may arise during the time of transfer and some other minor expenses such as telephone bills and so on, then 60% will be for me and my partners here in our bank who know about the deal. Please, you have been advised to keep this as a "top secret" because of the nature of the business and moreover, I am still in service and intend to retire from service after we conclude this deal. I will be monitoring the whole situation here in this bank until you confirm the money in your account then I will come down to your country for subsequent sharing of the fund according to percentages previously indicated and for further investment either in your country or any country you may advice. I look forward to receive your e-mail urgently, in other for us to start the transaction without delay. Yours faithfully, Mr, Moore David j.