This email with the subject "PRIVATE AND CONFIDENTIAL" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 09 Jan 2007 14:51:11 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was EVANDA EVANS <UNIONBANK@UNIONBANKPLC.COM>, although it may have been spoofed.
MR EVANDA EVANS UNION BANK PLC PARK VEIW LANE,BW2 H41. UNITED KINGDON. TEL:447031925523. First, I must solicit your confidence in this transaction; this is by virtue of its nature as being utterly confidential and top secret. Though i know that a transaction of this magnitude will make any one apprehensive and worried, but I am assuring you that all will be well at the end of the day. i have decided to contact you due to the urgency of this transaction. Let me start by first introducing myself properly to you, I am EVANDA EVANS ACCOUNT OFFICER TO LATE ENGR WILLIAMS WHO BANK WITH THE ABOVE BANK.. I came to know of you in my private search for a reliable and reputable person to handle this confidential transaction, which involves the transfer of a huge sum of money to a foreign account requiring maximum confidence. a foreigner, late engineer WILLIAMS an oil merchant/contractor with SHELL PETROLUM OIL COMPANY LONDON until his death three years ago in a ghastly air crash,he banked with the UNION BANK PLC UNITED KINGDOM my client had a balance of us$6.5m (SIX million, five hundred thousand [BRITISH POUNDS ONLY) which the bank now unquestionably expects it to be claimed by any available foreign next-of-kin of the late beneficiary. fervent valuable efforts are being made by the union bank to locate his next-of-kin without success and since I am his account officer, a letter was sent to me to provide his next of kin or anyt of his relatives, which I tried but proved to no avail. It is because of the perceived possibility of not being able to locate any of late engr. WILLIAMS next-of-kin (he had no wife and children) that the management under the influence of the chairman and member of the board of directors, of the bank want to declared the funds un-claimable " until the next-of-kin of late engr. WILLIAM comes to claim the funds, my interest of writing you is because i know you can be of help to me , so my confident in the bank and the my contact with the bank manager and i now seek your permission to have you stand or rather front you as the next-of-kin to my late customer so that the funds can be transfered to you as the beneficiary next-of-kin, all the necassary documents and proves of this fund to enable you get this fund us$6.5m will be carefully worked out by me and more so we are assuring you of a 100% risk free involvement. Pertaining the disbursement of the $6.5pounds british pounds upon your acknowledgement on your willingness to be a part of this arrangement, then we will discuss on what gets to you please your earliest respond will be highly appreciated. i wait to hear from you soonest.reply to this email :firstname.lastname@example.org] Regards EVANDA EVANS