This email with the subject "From The Desk of: Mr William Ibru," was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 13 Jan 2008 16:42:05 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Oceanic Bank Plc" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend Greetings. I am Dr William Ibru an accountant with the Oceanic International Bank Plc. I am the personal accountant to Mr.Robert chapman a national of your country,who used to work with Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC) in Nigeria. Here in after shall be referred to as my client.my client,his wife and their three children were involved a Plane Crash,please view these websites below http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/2718295.stm http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/2698081.stm All the family of my client lost thier lives. Since then I have made several enquiries to your embassy to locate any of my clients extended relatives but all to no avail. After these several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to contact you to assist in repatriating the money and propertyleft behind by my client before they get confiscated or declared unserviceable by the bank where this huge deposits were lodged. Particularly,the finance companywhere the deceased had an account valued at about USD$5.5 million dollars has issued me a notice to provide the next of kin or have the account confiscated within the next few weeks. Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for over 2 years now I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased,so that the proceeds of this account valued at USD$7.5 million dollars can be paid to you and then you and me can share the money in the following ration:55% to me and 40% to you, and also 5% for any expenses that may be incure during the process of this transaction,telephone bills. I have all necessary legal documents that can be used to back up any claim we may make. All I require is your honest cooperation 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. Please if you are interested to work with me with one mind, get in touch with me by my email and send to me your full name and residential address,telephone and fax numbers,age and occupation to enable us discuss further on this transaction, and also your banking details and address where this fund will be released into. I hope to hear further response from you regards this transaction. God bless you. Best regards, Dr William Ibru call me TEL: +234-807-738-1656 email: firstname.lastname@example.org