This email with the subject "Dear Friend." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 08 Jul 2015 00:14:48 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "Mr. Hassan Alwan Ali" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, I know that this mail will come to you as a surprise since we have not known or met before now, but please, I would like you to treat it like blood brother affair and with the urgency and secrecy it requires. I am Mr. Hassan Alwan Ali, an Audit staff of (C.B.N) Central Bank of Nigeria. An investor (name with-held) died without naming any next of kin to his fund he deposited in my bank. The amount is $10.5M (Ten Million Five hundred Thousand Dollars) and banking regulation/legislation in Nigeria demands that I should notify the fiscal authorities after three years. The above set of facts underscores my reason to seek your permission to have you stand in as the next of kin to the deceased. This fund will be approved and released in your favour as the next of kin if only you will adhere to my instruction and cooperate with me in one accord. I have all the legal and banking details of the deceased client that will facilitate our putting you forward as the claimant/beneficiary of the funds and ultimately transfer of the $10.5M plus interest to any bank account nominated by you. I am prepared to compensate you with a 35% share of the total funds for your efforts. The final details will be given upon receipt an affirmation of your desire to participate. Please contact me immediately on (email@example.com) if you are interest in my proposal to enable me not to start scouting for another foreign partner. Thanks, Mr. Hassan Alwan Ali.