This email with the subject "Business Proposal" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 12 Jan 2007 20:04:17 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Dr. Abdul Sahid" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Hello, I am an official in a Bank in Africa. I decided to contact you after a careful thought that you may be capable of handling this business transaction which i explained below; In my department we discovered an abandoned sum of $10.5m US dollars (Ten million, five hundred thousand US dollars). In an account that belongs to one of our foreign customer who died along with his entire family in 1998 in a plane crash. Since we got information about his death, we have been expecting his next of kin to come over and claim his money because we cannot release it unless somebody applies for it as next of kin or relation to the deceased as indicated in our banking guidelines but unfortunately we learnt that his supposed next of kin (his son and wife) died alongside with him at the plane crash leaving nobody behind for the claim. It is therefore upon this discovery that I and other official in my department now decided to make this proposal to you and release the money to you as the next of kin (I want to present you as his business associate) to the deceased for safety and subsequent disbursement since nobody is coming for it. We don't want this money to go into the Bank treasury as unclaimed Bill because after this years audition, the board has decided to keep the money in the treasury after the first quarter of this year. Due to security reasons, I will send you the details if you give me your consent by responding me on this email address immediately you receive this letter and send me your personal telephone number where i can reach you. Best Regards, Abdul Sahid