This email with the subject "Good day!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 14 May 2007 04:35:04 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Dr.Luke Edward Safhole Jr" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
BUSINESS DEAL (US$14.5MILLION) "URGENT’’. Date: 14/ 05/ 07 Dear Sir/Ma'am, This letter might come to you as a surprise; however, there is no need to worry, as we are using the only secured and confidential medium available to seek for foreign assistance/partnership in a business deal. What is more important is that the mentioned transaction will prove to be of mutual benefit to both parties involved. My name is Luke Safhole Jr. (Dr.) a member of the Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Board (PPADB) of Botswana www.ppadb.co.bw , We are vested with the authority to appraise and approve contracts according to the priority of the Botswana Government;. I offer you a further explanation of the business deal: - A foreign engineer, Mr. Andreas Schranner (A German), and a Gold Merchant contractor with the Government of Botswana, until his death years ago in a ghastly Plane crash, (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/859479.stm) has executed a project, valued at $14.5 million (Fourteen and a half million U.S. dollars). The project has since been implemented and commissioned, and the contractual sum and all entitlement have been approve for payment to Mr.Andreas Schranner before his sudden death. The Public Procurement and Asset Disposal Board (PPADB) unquestionably expects this sum to be claimed by any of the late Contractor (Andreas Schranner) available foreign next of kin, or alternatively return to the funds to the Government treasury as unclaimed funds. All efforts have been made by (PPADB) to contact any of the late.Mr.Andreas Schranner family members or, indeed, the relatives, but these have proved unsuccessful. Since there exists a likeable possibility that we will not be able to locate any of the deceased next of kin (since late Mr. Schranner died with both his wife and known kids), our committee lead by the Executive chairman, Mr. A.Lionjanga have decided to declare the fund ‘Un-claimable’, and arranged for the money to be subsequently placed in the Government treasury. In order to avert such negative development, myself and my colleague in the committee, are now seeking your permission to have you stand as late, Mr. Andreas Schranner next of kin or Business Partner, so that the fund of $14.5million US dollars could be subsequently transferred and paid into your bank account as the beneficiary next of kin or appointed beneficiary. All necessary documents and required proves are to be provided and authenticated by us, as soon as you decide to enter the transaction and your share (%) will be discussed. Though we are trying to make a better future for ourselves and our families, considering the poor standard of living in Africa, we also wish for you to see the proposal as our own means to invest part of the fund in your country. If you find this proposal acceptable and wish to take advantage of the trust we hope to bestow on you and your company, kindly contact me via e-mail ( email@example.com ; firstname.lastname@example.org ), providing your most confidential telephone and fax number, so that I can forward to you relevant details of this transaction. Thank you in advance for your anticipated co-operation, Regards, Dr. Luke Safhole Jr.