This email with the subject "Dear ona," was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 13 Feb 2008 03:04:54 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was moondacharles <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear ona, I am the head of the Bill and Exchange at Foreign Remittance Department of my bank. An investor Mr George Died without naming a legal next of kin to his fund in my bank. The amount is $15.7M and banking regulation/legislation in the country demand that i notify the fiscal authorities after five years. The above set of facts underscores my reason to seek your permission to have you stand as the next of kin to the deceased. These funds will be approve and release in your favour as the next of kin if only you will adhere to my instruction and cooperate with me in one accord. As his personal accountant manager, I have all the legal and banking details of my deceased client a Nationality of your country that will facilitate our putting you forward as the claimant/beneficiary of the funds and ultimately transfer of the $15.7M to any bank account nominated by you. I am prepared to compensate you with 40% share of the total funds for your efforts. The final details will be given upon receipt an affirmation of your desire to participate. Therefore to enable the immediate transfer of this fund to you as arrange, you must apply first to the bank as the Next of kin to the deceased indicating your claims. Upon receive of your reply, i will send you the text of application which you will fill and submit direct to the bank.(email@example.com) Please contact me immediately whether or not you are interested in this deal. If you are not ,it will enable me scout for another foreign partner to carry out this deal. But where you are interested, forward your details to my private email address as time is of the essence in this business. If by any reason you can not handle this transaction, please endeavour to let your capable person to know about it.(firstname.lastname@example.org) Yours Sincerely Moonda Charles