A Scam Email with the Subject "Lettet Of Intent!!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 06 Jul 2006 06:12:20 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Edris Denedo" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
I am Mr.Edris Denedo,I got your contact through a friend who attended a trade mission in your country,but I did not disclose the nature of the business to him.
On June 6, 1999, an America Oil consultant/contractor, Mr. Charles Fredrick with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, made a numbered time (fixed) deposit for twelve calendar months, valued at US$15,000,000.00 (Fifteen Million United States Dollars) in my branch upon maturity.
I sent a rountine notification to his forwarding 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 he died in the plane crash of 31 October 1999 with Egyptian 990 with other passengers aboard.
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. Charles Fredrick 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$15,000,000.00 is still in my bank and the interest is being rolled over with the pricipal sum at the end of each year.No one will 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 Late Mr. Charles Fredrick so that the fruit of this old man's labour will not get into the hands of some corrupt Government officials,and I shall employ the service of an Attorney for the drafting and notarization of the WILL and obtain the necessary documents and letter of probate/administration in your favour for the transfer.
Any bank account in any part of the world which you will provide will then facilitate the transfer of this money to you as the beneficiary/next of kin. The money will be paid into your account for us to share in ratio of 60% for me and 40% for you. There is no risk at all, the paperwork for this transaction will be done by the attorney and my position as the Branch Manager guarantees the successful execution of ths transaction.
Upon your responce,kindly forward to me your full name, contact address including your telephone and fax numbers and I shall provide you with more details and relevant documents that will help you understand the transaction. Please observe utmost confidentiality and be rest assured that this transaction would be most profitable for both of us because I shall require your assitance to invest my share in your country.
Thanks for your anticipated assistance.
I wait to hearing from you.