This email with the subject "Thanks And Regards." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 10 Feb 2006 08:33:50 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "perry emms" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend I am Mr. Perry Emms. From African Development Bank Group.Adbg, Lagos-Branch. First i have to let you know that I got your contact while searching for a Reliable someone to contact for this transaction. An America Oil Consultant/ Contractor with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, (Mr.Ronald Lake) made a Numbered time (Fixed) Deposit for Twelve Calendar Months,Valued at US$25,500,000.00 (Twenty Five Million, Five Hundred Thousand Dollars) in my Branch, Upon maturity I sent a rountine Notification to his forwarded address but got no reply. After a month, we sent a Reminder and finally we discovered from his Contract Employers, the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation that Mr.Ronald Lake. of Corte Madera, California unfortunately lost His life in the Plane Crash of Alaska Airlines Flight 261 which Crashed on January 31th 2000, Including His wife Joyce Lake You can go through the website below. http://www.cnn.com/2000/US/02/01/alaska.airlines.list/ Therefore, on Further investigation, I found out that he Died without Making a WILL,and attempts to Trace His Next of kin was fruitless. I therefore made Further investigation and discovered that Mr.Ronald Lake did not declare any Next of kin or Relations in all His official Documents, including His Bank Deposit Paperwork in my Bank. This Sum of US$25,500,000.00 is still in my Bank and the interest is being Rolled over with the pricipal sum at the end of each year. No one has ever come forward to claim it. According to Nigerian law, at the expiration of (five) years, the money will revert to the ownership of the Nigerian Government if nobody applies to claim the Fund. Consequently, my proposal is that I will like you as a Foreigner to stand as the "Next of kin" to Mr.Ronald Lake. Please on your Acceptance to workout this transaction, do Provide me with Your Full Name Tele and Fax and your address so that I will prepare the Necessary Documents which will put you in place as the Next of kin and the Money will be Transfered to any Bank Account in any part of the world which you will provide as the Beneficiary/Next of kin. There is No Risk inthis Transaction at all, the Paperwork for this transaction will be Done and my Position Guarantees the successful execution of this transaction. If you are interested and know that you will not sit on this money after its successful transfer to you, please Reply immediately via my private email address,upon your response, I shall provide you with more Details on what to do. Please observe utmost confidentiality and be Rest Assured that this Transaction would be most profitable for both of us. Awaiting your urgent reply. Thanks And Regards. Mr. Perry Emms. _________________________________________________________________ Express yourself instantly with MSN Messenger! Download today it's FREE! http://messenger.msn.click-url.com/go/onm00200471ave/direct/01/