This email with the subject "Dear friend," was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 18 Apr 2006 09:42:42 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was email@example.com, although it may have been spoofed.
Attn,friend, I am a staff , and work with a bank (one of the African leading banks in the West Coast.I am writing following an opportunity in my office that will be of immense benefit to both of us. In my department we discovered an abandoned sum of 16.5million British Pounds Sterling (sixteen million five hundred thousand British Pounds) in an account that belongs to one of our foreign customers Late Mr. James Mulvenon Foreigner from your country, a licensed Crude Oil Exporter with African largest crude oil producing Firm, with the National Petroleum Corporation ( N.N.P.C.) On The 3rd of May 2002,our foreign customer, his Wife and their 2 Children were involved in an Aeroplane Crash (while on a picnic-trip.) involving The BAC 111-500 belonging to EAS AIRLINES. Which the Pilot, 7 Crew Members and 65 Passengers on board unfortunately lost their lives. To throw lights on this and more prove of my story, Please click the undermentioned BBC ARCHIVE NEWS and CNN.com NEWS ARCHIVE > http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/1968300.stm http://archives.cnn.com/2002/WORLD/africa/05/05/nigeria.crash/ Since we got information about his death, we have been expecting his next of kin or relatives to come over and claim his money because we cannot release it unless somebody applies for it as next of kin or relation to the deceased as indicated in our banking guidelines. Unfortunately I learnt that his supposed next of kin been his Wife died along with him in the plane crash leaving nobody with the knowledge of this fund behind for the claim. It is therefore upon this discovery that I and two other officials in this department now decided to make business with you and release the money to you as the next of kin or beneficiary of the funds for safety keeping and subsequent disbursement since nobody is coming for it and we don't want this money to go back into Government treasury as unclaimed fund.The banking law and guidelines here stipulates that such money remained after five years the money will be transferred into banking treasury as uncl! aimed funds. We may look for an investor who will help us do most of the expenses, I will visit your country for the disbursement according to the percentages indicated above once this money gets into your account. Please be honest to me and trust is our watchword in this transaction. Note this transaction is confidential and risk free. We will discuss terms and conditions on how we will share the total money when I do receive your response. Please get in touch with me on my Mobile cell phone no. 2348054688514, Finally I need your Telephone numbers for easy communication in return. Awaiting your urgent response. thanking you inanticipation, yours faithfully, mrHenry Anyanwu.