This email with the subject "Awaiting your urgent response" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 20 Apr 2006 02:20:59 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Mark Owusu <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Greetings to you, My name is Mr. Mark Owusu. I write you this proposal in good faith, believing that you will not betray me. It is the WILL of God for us to meet through this means. Mr. Emad Chaudhary, made a (Fixed deposit) for 36 calendar months, valued at $12.5m (Twelve Million, five hundred Thousand US Dollars) with my bank. I was his account officer before I rose to the position of manager. The due date for this deposit contract was 20th of August 2005. I have tried my possible best to locate Mr. Emad to notify him about this, but all my efforts proved abortive. I later discovered that Mr. Emad, his wife and only daughter were among the victims of bomb blast during the war in Iraq. Unfortunately, he has no other living relatives to inherit this fund. Now, a new Financial Law, which takes effect in two monthâs time, stipulates that any bank account more than $5,000,000.00 [Five Million US Dollars] will be investigated and the bank shall produce the account owner for clearance. This is a Government measure to check money laundering. If I do not find a way to move this money out of the country immediately, in two months time, it might be reverted to Government treasury because I cannot provide Mr. Emad since he is now late. I am seeking your co-operation to present you as the next of kin to the account, so that my bank head quarters will release the funds to you. There is no risk involved, the transaction will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of law. Let me know how much percent you will take, so that both parties will be satisfied. Contact me as soon as you receive this message, so we can go over the details. Please, treat as top secret. Regards, Mark Owusu.