This email with the subject "I need your help." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 13 Jun 2006 16:38:22 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "firstname.lastname@example.org" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
I need your help.
My name is Alhaji Shettima Mohammed Bulama the est.while managing director of the Bank of the North Nig.Plc.
I am contacting you in a benevolent spirit; utmost confidence and trust to enable us provide a solution to a money transfer of $18M that is presentlty the last resort of my family. I have just been released from detention on allegation of embezzelment which i did not do and has also been placed under survelience of which i can not travel out of the country for now due to allegations levelled against me while in office as the Managing director of the bank of the north Nig. Plc of which he is facing litigations right now.
You may be quite surprised at my sudden contact to you but do not despair,I got your contact from a business site on the internet and following the information I gathered about you, I was convinced that you could be of assistance to me. So i decided to contact you at once due to the urgency required for us to immediately transfer the said funds to your bank account as i do not have the freedom and liberty to possess the funds now. During the time i was with the bank i made several loans to various oil firms and in return i was given various sums as gratifications . If you are conversant with world news, you would understand better.During this period i was able to make some good money for myself and kept in a private security finance accounts overseas as personal effects . Out of the money i made, i left the sum of US$18M(Eighteen Mllion United States Dollars) which was kept in a Private security firm outsde my country and i kept it in the vaults of this firm as personal effects. The reason is because no names were used to lodge in the vaults containing the funds. Instead, i used PERSONAL IDENTIFICATION NUMBERS (PIN)and declared the contents as Bearer Bonds and Treasury Bills.Also the firm issued me with a certificate of deposit of the vaults.
Note that I have these document in my custody right now. I need negotiate with a foreigner who would assist me lay claim to the vault.I believe that I owe my entire family an obligation to ensure that the US$18M is successfully transferred abroad for investment purposes. With the present situation,I cannot do it all by myself. It is based on this that I am making this contact with you. I have done a thorough homework and fine-tuned the best way to create you as the beneficiary to the vault containing the funds and effect the transfer of the content of the vault accordingly to you.It is rest assured that the modalities I have resolved to finalize the entire project guarantees our safety and the successful transfer of the funds.So you will be absolutely right when you say that this project is risk free and viable.If you are capable and willing to assist,contact me at once via this email for more details.
Believe me, there is no one else we can trust again.All friends have deserted me after exploiting me on the pretence of trying to help my wife while i was in detention. As it is said, it is at the time of problems that you know your true friends. So long as you keep everything to yourself,we would definitely have no problems. For your assistance, I am ready to give you as much as 25% of the total funds after confirmation in your possession and invest a reasonable percentage into any viable business you may suggest in your country. Please, I need your assistance to make this happen and please do not undermine it because it will also be a source of up liftment to you also. You have absolutely nothing to loose in assisting us instead,you have so much to gain. I will appreciate if you can contact me at once.
Awaiting your urgent and positive response.
Thanks and Allah be with you.
Alhaji Shettima Mohammed Bulama.