This email with the subject "Contact Me As Soon As Possible." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 16 Sep 2014 15:43:44 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Abba Ghali"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, I am Mr. Abba Ghali, Bank Manager of Global Bank Nigeria. Plc, Lagos Branch. On June 21, 2010, an Oil Consultant/Contractor with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Engr. Barton made a numbered time (fixed) deposit for twelve Calendar months, valued at USD$10,800,000.00 (Ten Million, Eight Hundred Thousand Dollars) in my branch. Upon maturity, I sent a routine notification to his forwarding address but got no reply. After a month, we sent a reminder and finally we discovered from his contract employers, Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation that (Engr. Barton) died with his entire family of wife and two children in an automobile accident. On further investigation I found out that he did not leave a WILL and all attempt to trace his next of kin were fruitless. We have written several letters to the embassy with an intent to locate any of his extended relatives whom shall be claimants/beneficiaries of his abandoned personal estate and all such efforts have been to no avail. I therefore made further investigation and discovered that (Engr. Barton) did not declare any next of kin in all his official documents including his bank deposit paperwork. This sum of USD$10,800,000.00 is still sitting in the Bank and the interest is being rolled over with the principal sum at the end of each year, No one will come forward to claim it. More so, I have received official letters in the last few weeks suggesting a likely proceeding for confiscation of his abandoned personal assets in line with existing laws by the bank in which my client deposited the sum of USD$10,800,000.00. On this note, I decided to search for a credible and honest person like you before the money will revert to the ownership of the Nigerian Government if nobody applies to claim the funds. Consequently, my proposal is that I will like you as a foreigner to stand in as the next of kin of (Engr. Barton) so that the fruit of this old man labor will not get into the hands of some corrupt government officials. This is simple; 1) I will like you to provide me immediately with your full names, address, telephone/fax number, Bank Account Detail, age and occupation so that the attorney will prepare the necessary documents and affidavits, which will put you in place as the next of kin. 2) We shall employ the services of an attorney for drafting and notarization of the WILL and obtain the necessary documents and letter of probate/administration in your favor for the transfer. 3) A bank account in any part of the world, which you provide to facilitate the transfer of this funds to you as the beneficiary/next of kin of (Engr. Barton) The money will be paid into your account for us to share in the ratio of 55% for me and 40% for you. 5% is to reimburse any incidental expenses we might have incurred during the cause of actualising this transaction. There is no risk whatsoever as all the paperwork for this transaction will be done by the attorney and my position as the Branch Manager guarantees the successful execution of this transaction. If you are interested, please reply immediately with this private email address: email@example.com Upon your response, I shall then provide you with more details.Please observe utmost confidentiality, and be rest assured that this transaction would be most profitable for both of us because I shall require your assistance to invest my share of the funds into viable business in your country like Real Estate. Awaiting your urgent reply and please save me the anxiety of endless waiting. God bless you. Mr. Abba Ghali. Global Bank Nigeria. Plc, Lagos. Nigeria.