This email with the subject "From Mr. Charles" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 16 Sep 2006 06:06:38 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was email@example.com, although it may have been spoofed.
With great pleasure I Charles Chukwueke, working with a bank here in Nige= ria as a Manager. I am writing you in respect of a foreign customer (an Oil consultant/contractor with our National Oil & Liquidified Gas Sector) who= m made a US$25M depository for an investment program that has remained dormant f= or years now. Hence, I have decided to contact you due to the urgency of thi= s transaction. On personal investigation, I discovered that the account holder died on D= ecember 2002 in the Ukrainian aircraft crash. I made further investigation and discovered that the customer died without making a WILL on the depository= . It may interest you to know that I am only contacting you as a foreigner = because this money cannot be approved to a local Bank account here, but can only = be approved to a foreigner with an account since the money is in US Dollars.= I have decided as a matter of urgency upon this discovery now seek your permission to have you stand as next of kin to the fund as No one has eve= r come forward to claim this fund. It may also interest you to know that I have = secured from the probate an ORDER OF MADAMUS to locate any of deceased beneficiar= y. In accordance to Nigerian Law, fund deposited for over a period of Six (6) y= ears without claim will be reverted to the Government treasury, if nobody appl= ies to claim this fund. I will like you to provide immediately your full Names and Address, Date = of Birth, Occupation, Tel & Fax Numbers so that an Attorney will be able to prepare the necessary documents and affidavit which will put you in place= as the next of kin. The Attorney will draft and carry out the notarization o= f the WILL and also obtain the necessary documents and letter of probate/administration in your favour for the transfer. At the successful conclusion of this business, your goodself shall be ent= itled to have 40% that is, USD$10M of the total money while I will have 55% tha= t is USD$13.750M and 5% that is USD$1.250M for communications and other expens= es. I am ready to invest a reasonable percentage of mine into any viable busine= ss you suggest as a joint partner. Your percentage will also be a source of upli= ftment. You have absolutely nothing to LOSE in assisting me instead, you have so = much to GAIN. Be rest assured that this transaction would be most profitable for = both of us. Your response is highly imperative as this is a TWO-man business deal transaction as I shall then provide you with more details and relevant documents that will help you understand the transaction. I need your assi= stance and co-operation to this reality as I have done my Home-work and fine tun= e the best way to create you as the beneficiary while I would use my connection= and money to secure almost all the paperwork for this transaction which will = be done by the Attorney and my position as the Branch Manager guarantees the successful execution of this transaction with you as the beneficiary to t= his fund. I will appreciate your early reply for commencement of business. Contact = me for acknowledgement by E-mail and whereby you are not interested, please indi= cate in your reply so that I can seek for the assistance of someone else. If this proposal is acceptable by you, I expect that you will not take un= due advantage of the trust I Will bestow in you. I await your urgent response= . Thanks with great regards. Mr.Charles Chukwueke