This email with the subject "MAIL FROM WILLIAM" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 17 Aug 2006 13:14:35 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was WILLIAM DUKE <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
PRINCE WILLIAM DUKE Tel: 234-8033223758 HOME TEL-234- 42- 305972 Greetings, In appreciation of your esteemed contact received through a reliable Source and the choice of your country I wish to introduce myself .I am Prince William Duke the first son of His Royal Majesty, WIWA DUKE (LATE) the traditional ruler of Eleme Province in the oil area of Rivers State of Nigeria. I am making this contact to you in respect of US $65,000,000.00 which I inherited from my late father. This funds was accumulated from royalties paid to my father as compensation by the oil firms located in our area as a result of oil presence on our land which hamper agriculture which is our major source of livelihood. Unfortunately my father died from protracted diabetes. But before his death he called my attention and informed me that he lodged some funds with a security firm and Security Code Numbers and other documentations was also revealed to me by my late father before his death, he then advised me to look for a reliable business partner abroad, who will assist me in investing the funds in a lucrative business as a result of economic instability in Nigeria.So this is themain reason why I am contacting you to seek your assistance for us to move this funds from the diplomatic security firm to any country of your choice for investment purposes. So I will like you to be the person taking delivery, so that the funds can be moved in your name and particulars to any country of your choice where it will be claimed and invested. Hence my father have had intimated the security firm personnel that the owner of the consignment is his foreign partner whose particulars will be forwarded to the firm when due.But I will guide you accordingly. As soon as the fund reaches, I will then come over to meet you in person, so that we can discuss physically on Investment details. Based on this instance I and my family have unanimously decided to give you 20% of the total funds, 2% for charity homes and 3% for expenses, which may arise during the transaction, fax and phone bills inclusive. The balance of 75% you will invest and manage for my family. I hereby guarantee you that this is not government funds, it is not drug funds and it is not funds from arms deal or have any terrorist origin.I will give you all proof of deposit and existence of funds once fully satisfied with your capability and honesty. I hope this will be the beginning of a prosperous relationship between my family and yours Nevertheless if you are for any reason not interest, kindly inform me immediately so that I will look for another contact.Reply me with this my private mail box (firstname.lastname@example.org)I am waiting for your quick response. Yours faithfully, PRINCE WILLIAM DUKE