A Scam Email with the Subject "FROM DR. PATRICK OBI." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 20 Jul 2006 18:05:38 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Dr. Patrick Obi" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM DR. PATRICK OBI. Dear Friend. It is indeed my pleasure to write you this letter, which I believe will be a surprise to you as we have never met before, and I am deeply sorry if I have in any manner disturbed your privacy. Please forgive this unusual manner of contacting you, but this particular letter is of exceptional and very private nature. There is absolutely going to be a great doubt and distrust in your heart in respect of this email, coupled with the fact that, so many individuals have taken possession of the Internet to facilitate their nefarious deeds, thereby making it extremely difficult for genuine and legitimate business class persons to get attention and recognition. There is no way for me to know whether I will be properly understood, but it is my duty to write and reach out to you. I am Dr. Patrick Obi, an accountant with OCEANIC BANK INTERNATIONAL PLC. The business I am about to introduce you is base don sheer trust and with a Sense of purpose. I am contacting you to assist in repatriating the sum of $20.5M U.S dollars. The money and property left behind by Engr. Harold Bowen who had an accident On the 21st of April 2000, Engr. Harold Bowen, his wife and their two Children were involved in a car accident in a remote village called Kuru near Jos in Plateau State. All occupants of the car Unfortunately lost their lives. Since then I have made several enquiries to his embassy here in Lagos-Nigeria to locate any of Harold Bowen Extended relatives, this has also proved unsuccessful to locate any member of his family hence I contacted you as his account officer to work with you before they get confiscated, frozen or declared unserviceable by the bank where these huge deposits were lodged. Particularly, the OCEANIC BANK INTERNATIONAL PLC, where the deceased had an account valued at about (US$20.5M) Twenty Milliom Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars. Now the management has issued a notice to provide the next of kin or have the account frozen. Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for over 2 years now, I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin to the deceased since you are a foreigner so that the proceeds of this account valued at $20.5M, can be paid to you and then you and I can share the money. 60% to me and 35% to you, while 5% will be mapped out for any miscellaneous expenses that might be incurs in the cause of this transaction. I have made an arrangement with an attorney who will work for us and secure all the necessary legal documents to back up this claim, and this I must do to make sure that this fund is not wasted or end up in the wrong hands. All I require is your honest co-operation to enable us sees this deal through and secures all the legal documents. I guarantee you that this transaction will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you and I from any breach of the law. If you are interested in this deal, kingly get back to me with your complete information, as follow. Telephone and Fax numbers, your home address, Full name, your banking Particulars where the funds US$20.5M would be transfer. Best regards, Dr. Patrick Obi. Tel: 234-803-395-6015