This email with the subject "ITS ME JOHNSON EMMANUEL" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 09 Jul 2004 22:56:01 -0500 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "JOHNSON EMMANUEL" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM JOHNSON EMMANUEL UNION BANK OF NIG. PLC. CORPORATE HEADQUOTERS MARINA LAGOS NIGERIA Dear Friend, I am JOHNSON EMMANUEL a senior Manager at UNION BANK OF NIG. PLC. here in Nigeria. Though we have not related in the past, I am compelled by the important nature of the opportunity at hand to contact you so that we can explore avenues for cooperation in this mutually rewarding project. A very wealthy deceased customer of our bank, Mr. Talbot Camara - a Sierra Leonean and one time minister for natural resources in that country left some large amount of money in a special domiciliary account with our bank since his death in 2000. In his Will which has just been made available to us by his Lawyer and family, he shared his other wealth located in some other bank accounts judiciously among his family members and local wel! fare organizations, but requested specifically that the money in this account with our bank be allocated 100% to a foreign organization or individual trustee who will utilize it strictly for charity. In this Will also, he gave sole authority for the nomination of this foreign trustee to his personal Lawyer - Mr. Donald Lukeman and the Head of the Domiciliary Account Department of my bank, which position I am occupying at the moment. So, the choice of a foreigner for this project is in strict compliance with the WILL of the deceased account holder who believes that the fund will be better utilized by a foreign trustee since there will be no interference or manipulation by local authorities. Due to the exigencies of Nigerian legislation, there became the need to acquire a Letter Of Administration from the Nigerian Probate Registry to give legal impetus to the execution of this Will in Nigeria. For this reason, the execution ! of this WILL could not materialize until last month when the court in Nigeria issued the final Letters Of Administration. Having secured this Letter Of Administration from the court, the authority for the appointment of an administrator for this fund now lies solely in my hands and that of the Attorney. Both of us (Myself and the Attorney) have met several times over this issue and have agreed mutually among ourselves to transact this inheritance in a way that will be beneficial to us, and the foreign trustee. In fact, we have decided to utilize only 40% of this fund for charity while reserving the rest for ourselves. After deducting the overall cost (both foreign and local) incurred in executing this project, whatever balance left from the outstanding 60% will be shared equally between myself, the Attorney and the foreign partner who will assist us to receive this money as the appointed trustee. Also, the foreign partner will receive in addition to his share, the 40% earmarked for Charity under the strict agreement that this part must be spent for Charity through him or his organization in compliance with the wish of the late account holder. My reason for contacting you therefore, is to solicit for your cooperation in this project so that your name or that of your company can be used as the appointed foreign trustee to whose care this money will be transferred. However, it may require that you shall be physically present here in Lagos, Nigeria with my assistance to complete the necessary procedures. There is absolutely no risk involved as we have the copy of the Will and Letters of Administration to back the transaction. But you must also understand that a transaction of this nature and magnitude requires absolute secrecy so that no one else hears about it especially, our mutual agreement to utilize and disburse this fund as s! tated in the paragraph above. If you accept to offer your cooperation for this project, please reach me urgently through my email address to enable me give you the full schedule of the transaction. You should also provide me with your private telephone and fax numbers for intimate communication. Best Regards, JOHNSON EMMANUEL