A Scam Email with the Subject "Greetings, I am Mr Henry okoye" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 04 Jun 2006 19:41:16 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was henry okoye <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Sir, Greetings, I am Mr Henry okoye the Account Manager of Late Mr. Morris Thompson in Standard Trust Bank Regional Office in Victoria island, here in Lagos. However I got your contact through the International web directory.I decided to contact you by email because I feel that it is more secured and private. Recently we discovered a Dormant Account with a huge amount of Money Valued BP35, 000,000.00 (Thirty Five Million Pounds only)that belongs to one of our late Customer who died in a plane crash . During our investigation and auditing in this bank, my department came across a very huge sum of money belonging to Late Mr. Morris Thompson an American great industrialist and a resident of Alaska, who unfortunately lost his life in the plane crash of Alaska Airlines Flight 261 which crashed on January 31 2000,including his wife and only daughter. You shall read more news about the crash on visiting this site which I got during my investigation; http://www.cnn.com/2000/US/02/01/alaska. airlines.list/ The fund has been dormant in his account With this Bank without any claim of the funds in our custody either from his family or relation before our discovery of this development. The Banking law here stipulates that if such money remains unclaimed for Six years, it will be forfeited to the Bank treasury as an unclaimed bill. It is only a foreigner that can stand as a next of kin and It is upon this discovery that I decided to contact you to collaborate with you to pull out this dormant fund. In order to avert this negative development, I on behalf of my trusted colleagues now seek your permission to have you stand in as next of kin to Our late Customer so that the fund will be released and paid into your account as the beneficiary?s next of kin now that the bank is still expecting a next of kin or relative of the deceased , Late Mr. Morris Thompson. In fact we could have done this deal alone but because of our position in this country as civil servants, we are not allowed to operate a foreign account and that would eventually raise an eye brow on our side during the time of transfer since we still work in this bank, this is the actual reason why we required a second party or fellow who will assist us forward claims as the next of kin and also provide either an existing bank account or to set up a new Bank a/c immediately to receive this fund. i want you to respond as soon as you get this mail, so as to procceed on the transaction as soon as possible. best regards Mr henry okoye