This email with the subject "Dear Friend" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 13 Aug 2007 21:37:32 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was Mr Van <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend It is my pleasure to reach you after our unsuccessful attempt on our business transaction Well I just want to use this medium to thank you very much for your earlier assistance to help me in receiving the funds without any positive outcome I am obliged to inform you that I have succeeded in receiving the funds with the help of a new partner from united kingdom Mr Fernando Alvaro Gomez, Everything was perfectly done because we strike a deal with one of the Lady Accountant who works with the Federal Ministry of Finance (F.M.F) and she rendered a tremendous help to us My new partner initiated this idea and everything worked out successfully In appreciation of your earlier assistance to me in receiving the funds I have decided to compensate you with the sum of $850,000,00. Eight Hundred and Fifty Thousand United States Dollars in a Cashier's cheque. This is from my own share I did this simply to show appreciation to you for your kind support and assistance even though we could not succeed due to some unforseen circumstances and reason. Presently I am in united kingdom for investment project with my own share under the advice of my partner Meanwhile I didn't forget your past efforts and attempts to assist me in transferring this funds despite the fact that we could not succeed I will be sending you e-mail from time to time to know if you have received your share or not In the light of the above you are therefore to contact my lawyer Barr chidi umeakaeze and do send him your contact address where you want the cheque to be sent to you, His e-mail address is: email@example.com Please do let me know immediately you receive it so that we can share the joy together after all the suffering at that time In the moment I am very busy here in manchester the capital city of uk because of the investment projects which the new partner and I are having at hand So feel free to get in touch with him to send the cheque to you without any delay. I have signed it and it free from from Fraudulent Check. It is Company cheque of my Partner who helped me have the transaction a success at last. I want you to get to my lawyer as soon as you receive these Email. Ones again, i am thanking you for all your assistance and i am sorry for all condition that you passed through inrespect of the success of these transaction and that is why i told my friend to get you large percentage of the total sum for your compensation. i want you to give directive on how my lawyer can have it sent to you immediatelly. With My Best Regards Mr Van Smith