This email with the subject "VALUED ATTENTION" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 15 Jun 2007 12:44:31 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Alihu Hassan <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Attention: Sir/Madam, <*xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />
I am Barrister Alihu Hassan, The Personal Attorney and adviser to late Engr. Mike Angel Salinas, a Citizen of your <*xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />
On January 2002, my late client, who is also an Oil consultant with Exxon-Mobil oil cooperation Company, a Multinational company here in
With the recent letter from the Bank to me on the maturity of the said deposited fund, and as a result of the demise of my client and his entire family, I have sent an official letter to his referee on the establishment of the Fixed Deposit Account (Sultan Muhammadu Macido) who is a close friend to my late client to assist me in locating the relative of my late client late Engr. Mike Angel Salinas, which he promised to assist me on, but with the recent plane crash here in Nigeria on the 29 October 2006, that lead to the death of the Sultan Muhammadu Macido. Which you can read more on this website:
After a thorough investigation on this account, I also discovered that Engr. Mike Angel Salinas did not declare any kin or relations in all his official documents, including his Bank Deposit paperwork in the Bank. This sum total of USD15, 500,000.00 (Fifteen Million Five Hundred thousand United States Dollars) is still lying in the Bank here in Nigeria as dormant account, as no one has ever come forward to claim it, as in accordance with the Banking Law here in Nigeria that 4 years without some one coming forward for the claim, the money will be revert to the ownership of the Nigerian Government if the account owner is certified dead and nobody comes forward for the claim.
There is no other means of getting in contact with his relation. This is the situation, so I am contacting you and seeking for your partnership, to work with me as to present you as the next of kin/relation to Engr. Mike Angel Salinas, and have this claim processed in your favor for the immediate transfer of this money into a Bank Account that you should provide as the beneficiary, pending my arrival their in your country for the disbursement and utilization.
Since we have few days left, as to thwart the revert arrangement of this fund to the ownership of the Government.
To embark on this arrangement, you should furnish me immediately with the following details: -
1) Your Name in Full.
4) Your Full Contact Address.
5) Your Confidential Telephone (Mobile/Fax).
There is no risk at all as all the paperwork for this transfer will be done by me the Attorney of my late client and I will obtain all necessary legal documents and letters of administration in your favor for the transfer. This transaction is guaranteed. I will use my position as an accredited Attorney to get all legal documents to facilitate and effect the transfer immediately in your favor.
As I have resolved that on the final transfer of this money in your favor should be shared thus:-
50% should be for me.
45% is for you as my partner.
5% for reimbursement of every expense immediately the funds get into your Account.
Please reply immediately via the private email address below. Please observe utmost confidentiality, and be rest assured that this transaction would be most profitable for both of us because I shall require your assistance to invest my share in your country.
Forward your urgent and confidential reply, to this my private e-mail account: (email@example.com).
Barrister Alihu Hassan