This email with the subject "Hello, From Patrick Ogwala." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 27 Jul 2006 07:37:14 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Mr. Patrick Ogwala" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Greetings Friend, I am Mr. Patrick Ogwala, the Bank Manager of GLOBAL BANK PLC. I have a very confidential business proposition for you that needs an immediate response. On June 6, 1998, an Iraqi Foreign Oil consultant/contractor with the N.N.P.C, MR. HAFFEZ AL SADIQUE. Made a numbered time (Fixed deposit) for 36 calendar months, for US$26M in my branch. Upon maturity in 2001, I sent a routine notification to his forwarding address but got no reply. After a month, we sent a reminder and finally we discovered from his contract employers, the N. N.P.C, that Mr. HAFFEZ AL SADIQUE died as a result of torture in the hand of Sadam Hussein during one of his trips to his country Iraq. On further investigation, I found out that he died without making a WILL, and all attempts to trace his next of kin was fruitless. I therefore made further investigation and discovered that MR HAFFEZ AL SADIQUE. Did not declare any next of kin or relation in all his official documents, including his Bank Deposit paperwork in my Bank. These sums been floating as unclaimed since 2001 in my bank as all efforts to get his relatives have hit the rocks. According to the constitution here, at the expiration of 8 (eight) years, the money will revert to the ownership of the Federal Government if nobody applies to claim the fund and the eight years is the end of December 2006. Consequently, my proposal is that I want to seek your consent as a foreigner to stand in as the owner of the money as the next of kin to the deceased so that the bank will transfer the money to your designated account. All documents and proofs to enable you get this fund will be carefully worked out. I have secured from the courts, the probate and order of mandamus to locate any of the deceased beneficiaries, and more so I am assuring you that the business is 100% legitimate. Your share stays while the rest be for me and for investment purpose. The sharing ratio will be agreed upon my receiving your response. Please, appreciate the fact that doing business over the internet is risky. Endeavor to send your confidential telephone and fax number in your reply to this business. Regards, Mr. Patrick Ogwala.