This email with the subject "Please Treat AS Absolutely Confedential" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 27 Sep 2005 03:51:04 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Ommar Sheriff" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
X-UID: 1592 from;Bro Dickson Opia, Director;Audit/Account unit, Foreign Remittance, Eco Bank of Africa. 20 Aba Road, Nigeria. Tel 234-803-540-0874 fax 234-1-585-0829 Please Treat AS Absolutely Confedential.. MY name is Dr Ommar Sheriff,i am one of the senior managers in the bank i work for[ ECO BANK of AFRICA Nigeria and i work under the director of foreign exchange operations [ECOB ANK of African plc.] I am contacting u presently because i need your urgent assistance in a business transaction that will be of immense benefit to both of us. i have the immediate need to transfer some money that has long been declared -UNCLAIMED-bythe chairman and some members of the board of directors of our bank. The money is the closing ballance of one of our best customers who died in the crash.I was his personal account oficer just before he died inthe ADC plane crash of 1997 in Abidjan.He is a Japanese citizen , a contractor with the federal government of Nigeria he suplied and installed equipment and his company creek contractors completed some of the best best construction contract in country.His closing balance in the bank ,$12M us dollars has been tagged unclaimed because no relative of him came forward to make statement of claim. we have no knowledge of next of kin. At this point i trust u can picture what the situation is like. We have strongly proof that the chairman the board of directors will keep most of the money for themselves and donate the remainder to a discredited military trust in Nigeria.This invariably is an attempt to infuse more money into the acquisition of military equipment [arms and ammunition] for use in an already prostrate Africa .This is of course ,is senseless hence my mission.My colleagues ands my self have made several attempt at locating persons that could be remotely related to him and we have been doing this for about 8 years now . Right now I am almost alone in this enterprise and I have presently decided on moving the money to a foreign account. I am hereby soliciting your assistance and I will be very grateful if you will be willing to help in this regard. I have worked out a plan to handle this transaction in carefully followed stage. You will help by providing a safe bank account into which the money will be paid and you will stand, as a next of kin to the deceased,I will provide you wi! t h answers to security question, which you will have to answer.I will also provide you answers to questions that only a person related to him will know. If you follow my instructions closely, we will successfully conclude this transaction in 14 working days. Every thing should be concluded on telephone and fax between you and the bank. For your participation you will be commensurately compensated with 25%,5% is set aside to settle all expenses incurred by both parties.70% will be kept on trust in your account prior to my arrival for the sharing. If you disagree, you shoud call me so that we discuss the compensation among other primary details. I make this proposal in trust and in good faith, therefore, if you are interested and you agree to assist me then contact me immediately you receive this email, there is a lot more talk about.If you are not interested, then, please,do get rid of email and please forgive me ie this massage has upset you in anyway. Thank you and best regards. please contact me with this private email ID Dr Ommar Sheriff