This email with the subject "My Dear Friend," was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 18 Aug 2005 09:12:21 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "Johnson okolo" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
CITY TRUST BANK PLC., ACCOUNTS DEPT.,
PLOT 23/27 ADEMOLA CRESCENT
VICTORIA ISLAND, LAGOS..NIG.
I know you will be surprise to receive this letter since we have not meet before, but due to the imprtant and urgency of this matter I decided to write you. I got your contact through network online in my searching for a reliable and reputable person to handle this transaction, which involves huge sum of funds.
I am Mr Johnson Okolo, an accountant with City Trust Bank Nigeria Plc.The business I am about to introduce is basedon sheer trust and with a sense of purpose.I am contacting you to assist in repatriating the sum of $20M U.S Dollars.The money and property left behind by Engr. Morie Lynn who had an accident On the 21st of April 2000, Engr. Morie Lynn, his wife and their two Children were involved in a car accident in a remote village called Kuru near Jos in Plateau State. All occupants of the car Unfortunately lost their lives.
Since then I have made several enquiries to his embassyhere in Lagos-Nigeria to locate any of Morie's extended relatives, this has also proved unsuccessful to locate any member of his family hence I contacted you as his account officer to work with you before they get confiscated, frozen or declared unserviceable by the bank where these huge deposits were lodged. Particularly,the City Trust Bank of Nigeria Plc where the deceased had an account valued at about twenty Million United States Dollars (US$20,000,000:00).
Now the management has issued a notice to provide the next of kin or have the account frozen. Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for over 2 years now,I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin to the deceased since you are a foriegner so that the proceeds of this account valued at $20,000,000:00 can be paid to you and then you and I can share the money. 60% to me and 30% to you, while 10% will be maped out for any miscellaneous expenses that might be incure in the cause of this transaction.
I have all the necessary legal documents to back up this claim, and this I must do to make sure that this fund is not wasted or end up in the wrong hands. All I require is your honest and sincere co-operation to enable us see this deal through. I guarantee you that this transaction will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you and I from any breach of the law. If you are interested kingly get back to me as soon as you receive this message for further arrangement.
Mr Johnson Okolo.