A Scam Email with the Subject "From Mr. John Martins........................URGENT" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 30 Mar 2008 18:17:54 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Mr. John Martins" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
I am Mr.John Martins, Director of the Auditing and Accounting Department ,Foreign Operations Department of a financial institution I work in. I ha= ve an urgent and confidential business proposal for you. On June 6, 1999, an= American oil consultant/contractor with (N N P C) Mr. William Barnes made= a 12 months numbered time (fixed) deposit worth US$ 30.000.000.00 (Thirty= Million United State Dollars) with my bank. This deposit was to secure the American contractor's bid for the job of c= onstructing a pipeline from Nigeria to the Republic of Ghana to supply oil and gas ar= ound the West African Sub Region. On maturity, I sent a routine notification t= o his forwarded address but got no reply. After months we sent a reminder a= nd finally we discovered from his contract employee (N N P C) that Mr. Willi= am Barnes was involved in a plane crash with Egyptian Airline 990 as you can= see from the website below; http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/world/americas/502503= .stm I therefore made some investigations and discovered that Late Mr. William= Barnes did not declare any next of kin or relations in all his official d= ocuments including his deposit document in my bank. The total sum of US$30,000,000= .00 is still in my bank as dormant account. No one will ever come forward to claim it, for according to our banking law, after 7 (SEVEN) years, the mo= ney will revert to the ownership of the Government . If the account owner is certified death and nobody comes forward to claim it. This is the situation, and my proposal is that I am asking for your assis= tance to stand in is the beneficiary to Late Mr. William Barnes, for us to tran= sfer the money. All you have to do is agree to work with me in this transfer .= The money will be transferred into your designated account. After the tra= nsfer, I will visit your country for disbursement in the ratio of 30% (Thirty pe= rcent) for you, 10% (Ten percent) will be used to cover any contingency expense,= 10% (Ten percent) will be donated to charity,the rest will be for me. You do not need to worry, its 100% risk free and I guarantee that this will be e= xecuted under a legitimate Arrangement that will protect you from any breach of t= he Law. I will use my position and connection in the bank here to do all the docu= mentation work for the transaction. This transaction is 100% risk free guaranteed. If you are interested, please reply confidentiality and be rest assured t= hat this transaction could be most profitable for both of us. This transactio= n requires utmost confidentiality and secrecy. I will require that you send to me your. 1) Phone number; 2) Contact address; 3) Age; 4) Occupation and location; Please Get back to me as soon as you can. Best regards, Mr. John Martins