A Scam Email with the Subject "FROM: ALHAJI SHAIBU RIMI" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 31 Jul 2007 16:39:34 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was firstname.lastname@example.org, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM: ALHAJI SHAIBU RIMI Dear SirI am ALHAJI SHAIBU RIMI, the Administrative officer of the Consignment/Treasury Department of a Security and Finance Company having offshore payment centers all over the world. Recently, we discovered a dormant account with a substantial amount of money valued at Forty Five Million United States Dollars (US$45,000,000.00) that belongs to one of our numerous customers who died in a motor accident in November 2001.
During the period of our investigation, we discovered that the deceased died along with his only son and wife, leaving no WILL and nobody behind to come for the claim as next of kin. The policy guidelines/law of our firm stipulates that if such consignment remains unclaimed for Seven years, it will be forfeited to the firm's treasury as an unclaimed as a Nigerian, I cannot stand as the next of kin to a foreigner.
It is upon this discovery that I as head of this department decided to contact you to collaborate with me to pull out this dormant consignment. I am going to give you 30% of the total fund if this proposal meets your interest. Urgently, reach me through the above stated e-mail to enable me give you the full details for this transaction and how it is going to work out. Also include your personal telephone and fax number for easy communication.
What I want from you is to act as the deceased's next of kin. I have in my possession (alone) all necessary documents to successfully accomplish this business. However, it will require that you shall be physically present in any of our centers to pull out this fund for onward transmission into your bank account. The next of kin must be present in Lagos, Nigeria or any of our offshore payment centers to sign out these funds, which take a maximum of three (3) working days to conclude further information will be given to you as soon as I receive your positive response via email.
Anticipate your urgent reply. Regards, ALHAJI SHAIBU RIMI Please reply to this email: email@example.com