This email with the subject "Dear friend !!!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 21 May 2015 13:39:10 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "Mr. Donald Duke"<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear friend. How are you today? Hope all is well with you and your family? I hope This mail meets you in a perfect condition. I am using this opportunity to thank you for your great effort to our unfinished transfer of fund into your account due to one reason or the other best known to you. But I want to inform you that I have successfully transferred the Cheque out of the company to someone else who was capable of assisting me in this great venture. Due to your effort, sincerity, courage and trust worthiness you showed at the course of the transaction I want to compensate you and show my gratitude to you with the sum of 20,000.000.00(Twenty Million United States Of American Dollars) in respect to your lottery winnings Compensation. I have authorized the finance house in the UK where I deposited my money to issue you international certified bank draft cashable at your bank. My dear friend I will like you to contact the finance house for the collection of this international certified bank draft. The name and contact address of the Person with your Cheque is as follows. COMPENSATION OFFICER CONTACT AGENT BARRISTER. MICHAEL OWUSU PHONE NUM: +233 542 990 397 EMAIL: firstname.lastname@example.org Contact him with the following information 1. Full Name: 2. Residential Address: 3. Phone Number: 4. Fax Number: 5. Occupation: 6. Sex: 7. Age: 8. Nationality: 9. Country: At the moment, I am very busy here because of the investment projects which I and my new partner are having at hand . Finally, remember that I have forwarded instruction to the finance house on your behalf to send the bank draft to you as soon as you contact them without delay. Please I will like you to accept this token with good faith as this is from the bottom of my heart. Thanks and God bless you and your family. Hope to hear from you soon. Best Regards, Dr. Donald Duke Controller General