A Scam Email with the Subject "Mail from Mr. Hamza Martins." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 05 Aug 2004 20:43:32 -0500 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Mr. Hamza Martins." <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
From: Mr. Hamza Martins African Development Bank(ADP) Lagos - Nigeria. Sir; PRIVATE AND URGENT. I am contacting you on business transfer of a huge sum of money from a deceased account. Though I know that a transaction of this magnitude will make anyone apprehensive and worried, but I am assuring you that all will be well at the end of the day. We decided to contact you due to the urgency of this transaction. PROPOSITION; We discovered an abandoned sum of US$30,000,000.00 (thirty million united states dollars) in an account that belongs to one of our foreign customers by name Salah Adam, Toronto who died along with his entire family in the plane crash of 31 October, 1999 on board the Egyptian Airline 990 alonside other passengers. Since his death, none of his next-of-kin or relations has come forward to lay claims to this money as the heir. We cannot release the fund from his account unless someone applies for claim as the next-of-kin to the deceased as indicated in our banking guidelines. Upon this discovery, we now seek your permission to have you stand as next of kin to the deceased as all documentations will be carefully worked out by us for the funds(US$30,000,000.00) to be released in your favour as the beneficiary's next of kin. It may interest you to know that we have secured from the probate an order of mandamus to locate any of deceased beneficiaries. Please acknowledge receipt of this message in acceptance of our mutual business endeavour by furnishing me with the following; 1. Beneficiary name and address 2. Direct Telephone and fax numbers These requirements will enable us file letter of claim to the appropriate departments for necessary approvals in your favour before the transfer can be made. We shall be compensating you with a million dollars on final conclusion of this project, while the rest shall be for us for investment purposes. If this proposal is acceptable by you, do not take undue advantage of the trust we have bestowed in you, I await your urgent mail. Regards, Mr. Hamza Martins.