This email with the subject "My Dear friend" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 03 Nov 2006 17:58:52 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Mr Adeyemi Adeleke <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
My Dear friend, Having gotten your contact details through the Internet, coupled with my deep interest to invest in your country, I decided to contact and solicit your mutual assistance. I am Mr. Adeleke adeyemi, Manager with Assurance Bank (Nigeria).In January 2000, One Mr.William R. Steiner,a consultant/contractor with the Federal Ministry of Mines and Power made a numbered time Fixed) Deposit,valued at US$17,600,000.00 (Seventeen Million,Six Hundred Thousand United States Dollars),for twelve (12) calender months in my Bank branch. Upon maturity, we sent a routine notification to his forwarding address but got no reply. After a month, we sent a reminder and finally we discovered from his contract employers that Mr.William R. Steiner was no longer on earth. On further investigation,I found out that he died in September 11,2001 terrorist attack at the world trade center in the United State Of America. Kindly visit the site below and you will view the list of names of the victims of Sept 11: http://www. cnn.com/SPECIALS/2001/memorial/lists/by-name/page95.html without yet declaring any next of kin or relations in all his official documents, including his Bank Deposit paperwork in my Bank This sum of US$17,600,000.00 is still in my Bank and the interest is being rolled over with the principal sum at the end of each year. Nobody will ever come forward to claim it, in accordance with the Nigerian Federal Law, at the expiration of 4 (four) years, the money will revert to the ownership of the Nigerian Government if nobody applies to claim the fund. Consequently, I shall present you as the next of kin to Mr. William R. Steiner so that you and I can benefit from the fruits of his labour to enhance Humanitarian organisation World wide.I am ready to negotiate the mode of sharing with you.Thereafter I will visit your country for the disbursement/investing of my share according to the percentages we agreed upon. There is no risk involved as i will use my position as the Branch Bank Manager to secure approvals and guarantee the successful execution of this transaction and it will take only 7- working days.Please you must observe utmost confidentiality. I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law . Awaiting your urgent reply. Thanks, Best regards Adeleke Adeyemi