This email with the subject "Dear Friend," was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 11 Apr 2006 19:41:35 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was john <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, I am MR.john paul, The Accountant General of the INTERCONTRNENTAL BANK PLC Maryland, Nigeria.I have an urgent and very confidential business proposition for you. On November 6, 1999,Mr. Andreas Schranner a British Oil consultant/contractor with the Chinese Solid Minerals Corporation, Made a numbered time (Fixed) Deposit for twelve calendar months, valued at US$18,000,000.00 (Eighteen Million Dollars) in my bank. Upon maturity,I sent a routine notification to his forwarding address but got no reply.After a month, I sent a reminder,and finally I discovered from his contract employers, the Chinese Solid Minerals Corporation that,the bank customer Mr Andreas Schranner,his wife maria, their daughter Eich and husband christian and their two children perished in the Air France concorde New York bound flight; urther investigation, I found out that he died without making a WILL, and all attempts to trace his next of kin was fruitless. I therefore made further investigation and discovered that he declare his wife the next of kin to the fund deposited,and in all his official documents including his Bank Deposit paperwork in my Bank. This sum of US$18.000,000.00 is still sitting in my Bank and the interest is being rolled over with the principal sum at the end of each year. No one will ever come forward to claim it. According to Laws of the nigeria , at the expiration of 7(seven) years, the money will revert to be of the nigeria Government if nobody applies as the next of kin to claim the fund. Consequently, my proposal is that I will like you as a foreigner to stand in as the next of kin to the fund through writing to the bank,and so that the fund of this deceased bank customer will not get into the hands of some corrupt government officials. this is simple, I will like you to apply as the next of kin to this fund through writing to the bank, your full informations shall be needed so that the bank can accord you the next of kin.I will feed you with the informations that will put you in place as the next of kin. A bank account in any part of the world that you will provide will then facilitate the transfer of this money to you as the beneficiary/next of kin. The money will be paid into your account for both of us to share in the ratio of 60% for me and 40% There is no risk at all, as all the information for this transaction will be giving by me, and my position as the Manager guarantees the successful execution of this transaction. If you are interested, please reply immediately. Upon your acceptance, I shall then provide you with the application letter and more details that will help you understand the transaction. Please send me your confidential telephone number for easy communication.and Your Address and Your bank Account and Your Fax Number Please, observe utmost confidentiality, and rest assured that this transaction would be most profitable for both of us because I shall require your assistance to invest my share in your country. Thanks and regards, MR.JOHN PAUL