The Scamdex Scam Email Archive - Advance Fee Fraud/419 o

Subject:  URGENT GREETINGS!
From:  erikmmadu0@yahoo.co.uk
Date:  Sat, 12 May 2007 14:57:17 -0700

A Scam Email with the Subject "URGENT GREETINGS!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 12 May 2007 14:57:17 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was erikmmadu0@yahoo.co.uk, although it may have been spoofed.


URGENT GREETINGS!
FROM THE DESK OF:
ERIK MADU ACCOUNT DEPARTMENT
UNION BANK OF NIGERIA PLC MARINA- BRANCH,
LAGOS.
TO: THE MANAGING DIRECTOR/CEO
DEAR SIR,
RE:TRANSFER OF THE SUM OF US$5.5M DOLLARS INTO YOUR ACCOUNT,
 FIRST,I MUST SOLICIT YOUR CONFIDENCE IN THIS TRANSACTION.THIS IS BY 
VIRTUE OF IT'S NATURE AS BEING UTTERLY CONFIDENTIAL AND TOP SECRET.THOUGH 
I KNOW THAT A TRANSACTION OF THIS MAGNITUDE WILL MAKE ANYONE 
APPREHENSIVE AND WORRIED. BUT I AM ASSURING YOU THAT ALL WILL BE WELL AT THE END 
OF THE DAY. WE HAVE DECIDED TO CONTACT YOU THROUGH THIS MEDIUM DUE TO 
THE URGENCY OF THIS TRANSACTION AS WE HAVE BEEN RELIABLY INFORMED OF 
YOUR DISCRETENESS AND ABILITY. LET ME START BY INTRODUCING MYSELF TO YOU. 
I AM ERIK MADU, A SENIOR ACCOUNTANT WITH THE UNION BANK OF NIGERIA PLC. 
MARINA BRANCH OFFICE LAGOS.I CAME TO KNOW ABOUT YOU IN MY PRIVATE 
SEARCH FOR A RELIABLE AND REPUTABLE PERSON TO HANDLE THIS CONFIDENTIAL 
TRANSACTION AS WE ARE STILL IN ACTIVE SERVICE. 
THE PROPOSITION. AN AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL,LATE ENGINEER BUTCH R.MIGUEL,AN 
OIL MERCHANT/CONTRACTOR WITH THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT OF NIGERIA, UNTIL 
HIS DEATH THREE YEARS AGO IN A GHASTY AIR CRASH IN AN EGYPTIAN 
AIRLINE,BANKED WITH US HERE AT UNION BANK OF NIGERIA PLC. MARINA BRANCH 
LAGOS,AND HAD A CLOSSING BALANCE OF US$5.5M (FIVE MILLION FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND 
UNITED STATES DOLLARS)WHICH THE BANK UNQUESTIONABLY EXPECTS IT TO BE 
CLAIMED BY ANY AVAILABLE FOREIGN NEXT-OF-KIN TO THE LATE BENEFICIARY OR 
ALTERNATIVELY BE DONATED TO A DISCREDITED TRUST FUND FOR THE PURCHASE OF 
ARMS AND AMMUNITIONS AT THE MILITARY WAR COLLEGE IN KADUNA STATE HERE 
IN NORTHERN NIGERIA. SEQUEL TO THIS,FERVENT VALUABLE EFFORTS WERE MADE 
BY UNION BANK PLC.
TO GET IN TOUCH WITH ANY OF THE MIGUEL'S FAMILY OR RELATIVES BUT PROVED 
TO NO AVAIL.IT IS BECAUSE OF THE PERCEIVED POSIBILITY OF NOT BEING ABLE 
TO LOCATE ANY OF THE LATE ENGR.BUTCH R. MIGUEL'S [NEXT-OF-KIN] HE HAS 
NO NO WIFE NOR CHILDREN) THAT THE MANAGEMENT UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF OUR 
HONOURABLE CHAIRMAN AND MEMBERS OF THE BOARD OF 
DIRECTORS,(Retired)MAJOR-GENERAL KALU UKE KALU THAT AN ARRANGEMENT BE MADE FOR THE FUND TO BE 
DECLARED UN-CLAIMABLE" AND SUBSIQUENTLY BE DONATED TO THE TRUST FUND 
FOR THE PURCHASE OF ARMS AND AMMUNITON TO FURTHER ENHANCE THE COURSE OF 
WAR IN AFRICA AND THE WORLD IN GENERAL. IN ORDER TO AVERT THIS CRUDE AND 
NEGATIVE DEVELOPMENT,SOME OF MY TRUSTED COLLEAGUES AND I NOW SEEK YOUR 
PERMISSION TO HAVE YOU STAND AS THE NEXT-OF-KIN TO LATE ENGR. BUTCH 
R.MIGUEL, SO THAT THE FUND US$5.5M WOULD BE RELEASED AND PAID INTO YOUR 
ACCOUNT AS THE BENEFICIARY'S NEXT-OF-KIN. ALL DOCUMENTSAND PROVES 
TOENABLE YOU RECIEVE THIS FUNDWILL BE CAREFULLY WORKED OUT AND MORESO AS 
PROFESSIONAL BANKERS, WE ARE ASSURING YOU OF 100% RISK-FREE INVOLVEMENT. 
YOUR SHARE STAYS WHILE THE REST WILL BE FOR MYSELF AND MY COLLEAGUES FOR 
INVESTMENT PURPOSES IN YOUR COUNTRY.
IF THIS PROPOSAL IS ALRIGHT BY YOU,THEN KINDLY GET TO ME IMMEDIATELY. 
THANK YOU IN ANTICIPATON OF YOUR CO-OPERATION.
 YOURS FAITHFULLY, 
ERIK MADU 
(Senior Accountant)
UNION BANK OF NIGERIA PLC