A Scam Email with the Subject "Urgent" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 24 Jul 2005 06:59:35 -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.
Dear Sir, I am MR PETER ADAMS, Bank Manager of Diamond Bank Plc, Lagos Branch. I have urgent and very confidential business proposition for you. I got your contact from the world trade center (W.T.C.) regional office in Lagos, Nigeria although the details of my intention was not made known to them. On June 6 2002, A Taiwan oil consultant / contractor with the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation, Mr.Lee Chung Wong, made a numbered time (fixed) deposited for twelve calendar valued at US$15,000,000.00 (Fifteen Million Dorllars) 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 contact employers Nigerian National Petroleum corporation that Mr.Lee Chung Wong, died from an automobile accident. On further investigation, I found out that he did not leave a WILL and all attempts to trace his next of kin were fruitless. I therefore made further investigation and discovered that Mr.Lee Chung Wong,did not declare any next of kin in all his official documents, including his Bank Deposit paperwork. This sum of US$15,000,000.00 is still sitting in the Bank and the interest is being rolled over with the principal sum at the end of each year. No one will come. According to the Nigerian Law, at the expiration of 6 (six) years, the money will revert to the ownership of the Nigerian Government if nobody applies to claim the funds. Consequently, my proposal is that I will like you as a foreigner to stand in as the next of kin to Mr.Lee Chung Wong,so that the fruits of this old mans labor will not get into the hands of some corrupt government officials. This is simple; 1. I will like you to provide me immediately with your full names and address Including your phone and fax number so that the attorney will prepare the necessary documents and affidavits, which will put you in place as the next of kin. 2. We shall employ the services of two attorneys for drafting and notarization of the WILL and obtain the necessary documents and letter of probate / administration in your favour for the transfer. 3. A bank account in any part of the world, which you provide, will then facilitate the transfer of this money to you as the beneficiary / next of kin of Mr.Lee Chung Wong. The money will be paid into your account for us to share in the ratio of 60% for me and 40% for you. 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. If you are interested, please reply immediately via the private email address below. Upon your response, I shall then provide you with more details and relevant documents that will help you understand. Please observe utmost confidentiality, and rest assured that this transaction would be most profitable for both of us. Reply Via my Private Email Address Below. E-Mail:email@example.com YOURS FAITHFULLY MR PETER ADAMS