This email with the subject "BE THE NEXT BOF KIN......................." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 23 Mar 2008 21:49:43 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "MR .WILLIAMS HOGAN" <williamshogan@email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, I am an Accountant with the UNITED BANK FOR AFRICA(UBA),My name is Mr.Stephen Hogan.I am the personal Account Manager to Late Engr.Anderson,who is a citizen of your country,who used to work with an Oil Development company in Nigeria.NNPC(NIGERIA NATIONAL PETROLUEM COMPANY)here in after shall be referred to as my client On April 21,2005,my client,his wife, and their three children were involved in a car accident along Lagos Sagamu Express Road,Lagos Nigeria. All occupants in the car unfortunately lost their lives.Since then I have made several inquiries to your embassy to locate any of my clients extended Relatives, this has also proved abortive, after several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to trace name over the Internet,to locate any member of his family hence I contacted you. I have contacted you to assist in repatriating of the funds and property left behind by my client before they get confiscated or declared unserviceable by the bank where this huge deposits were lodged,particularly the United Bank for Africa PLC. Where the deceased had an account Valued at about ($14 million u s dollars)The bank has Issued me a notice to provide the next of kin Or have the account confiscated within the next ten official working days. Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for over 2years now,I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin to the deceased,so that we can proceed on the closure of this account valued at($14million US dollars)and will be paid to you and then you and me Can share the money 50% to me and 45% to you and 5% for any expenditure made during the repatriating of the fund into your account,An attorney will be contracted to help revalidated and notarize all the necessary legal documents that can be used to back up any claim we may make. All I require is your honest co-operation to enable us see this deal through.I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law. Enclose your private telephone number for easy communication. You can reach me via :firstname.lastname@example.org I await your response Best Regards Mr. williams Hogan