This email with the subject "Read carefully and reply back" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 30 Nov 2006 20:33:05 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was harry stephen <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, With due respect,and to whom it might concern.I wish this letter will not come to you as a surprise.I am Mr.Harry Stephen the auditing director of a Commercial Bank here in Lagos. We had a foreign customer who deposited a huge sum of money (US$8.5Million United States Dollars Only) with our bank. Eventually,this customer was among the victims of the fatal car accident that claimed over 70 lives along Shagamu/Ikorodu Expressway on the 12-02-1999 in Lagos and since then, we have not had anybody coming for the deceased funds/estate as the next of kin, and I have been monitoring this account with my position here in the bank for the past years. However from the information that I have gathered, the deceased died along side with the wife and a supposed next of kin which is their only son, hence nobody has showed up as the next of kin for the past years and now. In view of this, I write to solicit for your assistance to present you as the next of kin as every other arrangement has been concluded by me and I am only waiting for a foreigner to enable me move the fund to his/her account for our mutual benefit. This does not have any risk attached to it as all his secret information that will be required from you by the bank is with me right now over here. I therefore request you to confirm your interest by a return message and I will furnish you with details on how to proceed to the bank for the claim. Your interest will be negotiable before we commence theoperation and upon conclusion of the transaction, I will be flying over to meet you for disbursement of the fund and investment in your country. I look forward to hear from you so as to enble us forge ahead to achive this mutual benefit. Best Regards. Harry Stephen Please reply me back with this email address if you are intrested to assist firstname.lastname@example.org