This email with the subject "From Mr Anthony Duke" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 10 Aug 2006 05:27:33 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Mr Anthony Duke <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, I know this letter will come to you as a surprise but let it not be,for nature has a way of arriving unannounced and an adage says '' Originals are very hard to find but there echo sounds louder'' while I was searching for a reliable and honest person, who can do this business with me,from the directory that is how i get in contact with you. So I decided to contact you myself for you to assure me of safety and honesty if I have to entrust any amount of money under your custody. I am Mr Anthony Duke, the Auditing and Accounting Unit, Foreign Operations Department Union Bank Of Nig, PLC. I have an urgent and confidential business proposal for you. On June 6, 1999, an Australian oil onsultant/contractor with via National Petroleum cooperation (NNPC)made a numbered time (fixed) deposit for twelve calenderer month valued at US$15.500.000.00(Fifteen Million Five Hundred Thousand US Dollars) in my branch. On maturity, We sent a routine notification to his forwarded address but got no reply after months we send a reminder and finally we discovered from his contract employee (Nigeria national petroleum Corporation)that he died from an automobile accident. On further investigation, it was clear that he died without making a will. All attempts by the Australian to trace his next of kin were fruitless. I therefore made further investigation and discovered that Late Engr.Steve Moore did not declare any next of kin or relations in all his official documents including his deposit document in my bank. The total sum of US$15,500,000.00 is still in my bank as dormant acct. No one will ever come forward to claim it. According to Nigerian banking law, after Seven years, the money will revert to the ownership of the Nigerian Government. If the account owner is certified death and nobody comes forward to claim it. This is the situation, and my proposal is that I am looking for a foreigner who will stand in as the beneficiary/next of kin. This is simple. All you have to do is to immediately send me the details of a bank account anywhere in the world for me to arrange the proper money transfer document. The money will then be transferred into the account for us to share in the ration of 60% for me 30% for you while the remaining 10% will be set aside for expenses incurred within here and there. There is no risk involved. I am using my position and connection in the bank here to do all the document work for the transaction. We shall employ the services of an attorney to draft the will and obtain all necessary documents and letter of administration in your favors for the transfer. This transaction is risk free guaranteed. If you are interested, please reply immediately confidentiality and be rest assured that this transaction could be most profitable for both of us. Please do not expose this deal if you are not interested because if you do, it will take me out ofseat. And for your interest to do this business with me kindly reply me immediately with your private telephone number. Have a nice day. Mr Anthony Duke. TEL: 234-8024285773;