A Scam Email with the Subject "YOUR COPORATION MAY CHANGE OUR LIVES !!!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 05 Aug 2007 07:03:23 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Johnson" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
YOUR COOPERATION MAY CHANGE OUR LIVES !!!!
I am Mr Femi Johnson Branch Accountant Nigbel Merchant Bank Plc,l know this proposal will come to you as a surprise because we have not met before either physically or through correspondence , and I have no doubt in your ability to handle this proposal involving huge sum of money. On June 6, 1999, an America Oil consultant/contractor Late Mr. Charles Fredrick work with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, made a numbered time (fixed) deposit for twelve calendar months, valued at US$15,000,000.00 (Fifteen Million United States Dollars) in my branch upon maturity. 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 of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation informed us that Mr Charles Fredrick died in a Plane Crash on the 31st October 1999 with other passengers aboard. On further investigation, I found out that he died without making a WILL,and attempts to trace his next of kin was fruitless. I therefore made further investigation anddiscovered that late Mr. Charles Fredrick did not declare any next-of-kin or relations in all his official documents, including his bank deposit paperwork in my bank. This sum of US$15,000,000.00 is still in my bank and the interest is being rolled over with the principal sum at the end of each year. No one will ever come forward to claim it.According to Nigerian law, at the expiration of (7)Seven years, the money will revert to the Nigerian Government Property if nobody applies to claim the fund. Consequently,my proposal is that I will like you as a foreigner to stand as the next-of-kin to the Late Mr. Charles Fredrick so that the fruit of this old man's labour will not get into the hands of some corrupt Government officials, and I shall employ the service of an Attorney for the drafting and notarization of the WILL and obtain the necessary documents and letter of probate/administration in your favour for the transferof the fund in any bank account in any part of the world which you will provide I will then facilitate the transfer of this money to you as the beneficiary/next-of-kin. The money will be paid into your account for us to share in ratio of 60/40. There is no risk at all, the paperwork for this transaction will be done by the attorney and my position as the Branch Manager guarantees the successful execution of this transaction.To enable us commence on the transaction I will apreciate if you forward to me the following information stated below: 1. Your full name. 2. Your contact address. 3. Your telephone and fax numbers. Upon the receipt of this information I shall provide you with more details and relevant documents that will help you understand the transaction. Please observe utmost confidentiality and be rest assured that this transaction would be most profitable for both of us because I shall require your assitance to invest my share in your country. Thanks for your anticipated assistance.Strictly reply via my email address: email@example.com OR call me immediately on my telephone number; 234-808-326-5594 for detailed discussion. Best Regards, Mr Femi Johnson Branch Accountant. (Nigbel Merchant Bank Plc) Big Leaf House, Oyin Jolayemi Street, Victoria Island, Lagos