A Scam Email with the Subject "YOUR ATTENTION REQUIRED, PLEASE..." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 01 Feb 2006 16:54:22 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Steve Ugha" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
X-UID: 7000 STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL
URGENT BUSINESS PROPOSAL Please, permit me to introduce myself to you. My name is MR STEVE UGHA, a Manager with the WEMA BANK OF NIGERIA PLC, LAGOS - NIGERIA . I know that this proposal will come to you as a "BIG" suprise. This is due to the obvious reason that we have not met in our lives before. But I am persuaded and inspired to send this email to you given the huge fund transfer opportunity that will be of immense and mutual benefit to both of us, our respective families and to those that depend on us. We will at the end of this transaction, have the opportunity and priviledge to be a bit more charitable and donate to charities / charitable organisation, to orphanages and to other less privileged in our respective societies. Proposition Mr Bob Williams, an American, aged 65, now deceased, was a prosperous oil merchant and owned an Oil Servicing Firm in Warri, an Oil Producing City in Delta State of Nigeria. He was one of our esteemed foreign customer. He had in our Bank the sum of US$15.5m in a domiciliary account. He named his wife, Patty Williams, aged 63, as the next of kin. Unfortunately, on January 31 , 2000 our client and his wife were killed on board Alaska Airlines Flight 261 while on holidays enroute Mexico to the USA. You may wish to read more about the incident on the following website: http://www.cnn.com/2000/US/02/01/alaska.airlines.list Since the bank got information about the death of Bob Williams and his wife, we have been expecting his children to come over and claim his money, but surprisingly no one showed up. Going through his file in our office we discovered that the deceased had no children. And the only Next Of Kin officially known to the bank and which infact is the wife also died in the air crash. Further investigations by the bank revealed that late Mr Bob Williams died intestate, ie died without a will. And this means that no one has knowledge of this funds in our bank. It is therefore upon these discoveries that I and two other colleagues decided to do business deal with you to facilitate the release of the funds to you as the next of kin and therefore the bona fide beneficiary of the funds in question; as we do not want the funds to revert to Government treasury as unclaimed bill. The banking laws and guidelines here in Nigeria, under The Financial Services Act, stipulates that if funds such as that of late Mr Bob Williams remains unclaimed after five years such funds should be transferred into Government treasury as unclaimed bills. Cases of this nature where funds revert to Government treasury abound in our bank. May I assured you that this Transaction is 100% safe and risk-free, as we will take care of all the necessary modalities to ensure a hitch-free transaction and security of mind both now and in the future when the funds are transferred. I have the authority of my partners involved in this transaction to propose that should you be willing to assist us in the transaction your share would be 20% of the US$15.5 million, 70% for us and 10% for taxation and other miscellaneous expenses that may be incured in the course of the transaction. I have reposed my confidence in you and hope that you will not disappoint me. I anticipate your urgent response, whilst also requesting that you treat this matter in strict confidence. Best Regards. MR. STEVE UGHA