A Scam Email with the Subject "Late Dr.Summers 's Fund/Estate!!!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 18 Jul 2006 03:37:00 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was Dr.Ben Martins <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM THE DESK OF, DR.BEN MARTINS ACCOUNTANT MANAGER, CITI TRUST BANK PLC, TEL:234-8023234218 Dear Sir/Madam, You may be surprised to receive my letter. Meanwhile, I got your contact from your country's journal/directory during my desperate search for a reliable partner. However it's with trust and confidence that i make this mutual business with you I am an Accountant with a finance firm here in Nigeria. My name is Dr.Ben Martins a personal Accountant Manager to Engr.Jack Summers , an Engineer who is a foriegner from your country, who till his death was a Contractor with Impressario Nigeria Limited/Moenier Oil & Gas Consult and Nigerian Ports authority. Herein after shall be referred to as my client. On the 21st of April 2003,my Client,his wife and their three children were involved in a ghastly car accident Along maryland/Lagos Express Road. Unfortunately for him and his three kids, they lost their lives immediately in the event of the accident, while the wife was taken to the hospital where she died three days later. Their bodies were kept in the mortuary for five months in order to carry out proper investigation by the Authority on how to locate their surviving relatives.They have all checked all available public files and embersies,but all their efforts had proved abortive. After these several unsuccessful attempts, no one has been coming for his account that he deposited with our fianace company.And due to the banking law and regulation of 1985 sub section 18d page 103 chapter 11 of the constitution governing all banking policy in Nigeria, and inaccordance to the banking decree 003 subsection 45 which stated that any deposited fund which remain's unclaim after the existing period of two years will be confiscated by the national treasury department as unclaimed fund. And this has brought too much agitation in our bank between boards of directors on how to declare this accountunserviceable due to the fact that the deceased has no next of kin. After the meeting held by the Executives of the Bank with me the personal account officer to late Engineer,they have all mandated me to contact the next of kin to my late client.Conseqently, I have contacted you to assist in repatriating the money and property left behind by my client before they Get confiscated or declare unserviceable by our Bank where the deceased had an account Valued at about ($10 million US dollars). The bank has Issued out a notice to me to provide the next of kin or have the accountconfiscated. Since no one has been able to locate their relatives for over 2 years now, I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased so that this account valued at ($10Million U S Dollars) can be paid to you and then you and I Can share the money. All I require is your honest cooperation to enable us see this dealt through. I guarantee that this will be executed under a legal arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law. Please, if you are willing to transact this business with me, kindly get back to me as soon as you received this email, in your return mail, please include your direct telephone and fax line for more effective communication. And reply through my private / alternative email address: email@example.com Looking forward to your response. Regards, Dr.Ben Martins