This email with the subject "Dear Good Friend," was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 19 Sep 2007 03:15:42 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Mr. Frank Eze. <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Good Friend, First, I must solicit your confidence in this transaction, this is by virtue of its nature as being confidential and secret. Though I know that transaction of this magnitude will make anyone apprehensive and worried because you do not know me, I am assuring you that all will be well at the end of the day. I have decided to contact you due to the urgency of this transaction, I am convinced of your discreetness and ability to handle transaction of this nature. Let me start by introducing myself properly to you. I Mr. Frank Taylor, Former Director, International Remittance Department with South African Reserve Bank. I came to know you through my private search for someone I can Confidently trust on, and have a maximum confidence that we can transact this business. DETAILS. I want you to help me clear/claim this Package that is already in Europe, I shipped this package through Diplomatic means with the help of my friend, who is a United Nation Diplomat. The content of the Package is $35,000.000.00, (Thirty-five million U.S. Dollars), all in$100 bills. But the Diplomat does not know that the Package contains money, because I declared it as personal artifacts. This fund came out as a result of over invoicing, which means that no Body owns or can claim this fund. But due to my position in the bank Then, I quickly arranged for the packaging of the funds in a box and Thereafter, it was shipped to Europe as personal artifacts through a United Nation (UN) diplomat for safe keep. Right now the box that contains the money is in a Security Finance Company in Europe. All I want you to do if you accept this proposal is to forward the Information below. 1) Your Full Name: 2) Your Address: 3) Your Telephone Number: 4) Your Fax Number: 5) Your Mobile Number: 6) The Name of the Closest Airport to your City of Residence: As soon as I receive your acceptance, i will start processing the Release of the fund to you. At the end, your will share will be 35% Of the total fund, and have 65%. For me. Looking forward to receiving your response. Cheers, Mr. Frank Eze.