This email with the subject "please reply urgently" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 05 Feb 2007 16:54:04 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "anthony"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, Greetings to you this day, I am writing you urgently for your cooperation in an issue I need you to handle with me. My name is Mr. paul Anthony, and I am a banker based in Nigeria. I was actually helping a friend Mr Neenus, a businessman from the USA transfer some of his money from Iraq during the time Islamic terrorist thugs murdered people unjustly and destroyed their properties without any form of pity. He was an unfortunate victim of this attack, he was Kidnapped and Murdered on May 22, 2005. More information can be found on his death if you view these sites.http://www.homelandsecurityus.com/khoshaba.asp http://www.jihadwatch.org/archives/006293.phphttp://wwwmiddle-east-online.com/english/?id=13566 Before his death, he had traveled to Nigeria to deposit the sum of £18,000,000.00 (Eighteen Million British Pounds) with eco bank which I once worked for. These were proceeds he made secretly from various oil deals in Iraq. I had the opportunity of knowing this because I was his banker. He also appealed to me to ensure that the funds were safely kept and if anything should happen to him I should make his fiancée his next of kin. I made frantic effort to contact any relatives of My late client for the past two months without any success, his fiancée died of shock after hearing of his death. At this point I am contacting you to act as the next of kin/original beneficiary to My late client’s fund in the bank since you have the same last name with him because, the bank is planning to hold the funds as "uncleared funds" and thus make it bank’s money since no one has come forward to claim it. I need you to stand as the next of kin so that the funds can be processed in your name so that it can be transferred to your account. I cannot do this alone neither can make claims to it myself that is why I need your assistance. If you agree to take up this responsibility, then I will facilitate the process in making you the official beneficiary to the funds and you will be required to contact the bank to instruct a transfer of the funds to your account. I want to really appeal to you that as soon as these funds are transferred to you, you will be trustworthy enough to keep it safely and also to keep it confidential. If you agree to assist me in this matter, you will definitely be entitled to 35% of the total for your participation. Call me up on my telephone if you are interested in this deal. I await your reply. Best Regards paul Anthony Financial Advisor Tel: +2348035428469 Contact Email:email@example.com _______________________________________________ No banners. No pop-ups. No kidding. Make My Way your home on the Web - http://www.myway.com