This email with the subject "contact asap" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 10 Jul 2007 08:48:40 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Mr Simon Duke" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Greetings, I am Mr.Duke Simon, the auditor general of a prime bank in Africa. There Is an account opened in my bank in 2000 and since 2003 nobody has operated on this account again, after going through some old file in the records I discovered that if I do not remit this money out urgently it would be forfeited for nothing. The owner of this account is Mr. Pat Groves, a foreigner and a miner at Mount Resources Ltd. a geologist by profession. He died since 2003, and 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 his company does not know anything about his account and the amount involved is Thirty Six Million United States Dollars. I am only contacting you as a foreigner because the bank is going to welcome you as a foreigner that has correct information about the account, which I will give to you before we proceed. I need your full co-operation to make this work fine. If you are capable to handle such an amount in strict confidence and trust we will achieve this money immediately, I will also use my position to influence and affect legal approvals and immediate onward transfer of this money to your account with appropriate clearance from the ministries and foreign exchange department. As soon as the transfer is concluded, you are entitled to 25% of the total funds. I look forward to your earliest reply. Sincerely Yours, Duke Simon