This email with the subject "ACCRUED INTEREST NOTIFICATION" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 24 Oct 2008 09:29:54 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "MR.RICHARD BECKS." <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
ATTN;ORDERING BENEFICIARY, THIS IS TO LET YOU KNOW THAT A HUGE AMOUNT OF MONEY WAS DEPOSITED IN OUR BANK,THE BANK OF CHINA PLC.,LONDON IN YOUR FAVOUR BY THE NIGERIAN GOVERNMENT.THIS MONEY WAS RECENTLY TRANSFERED TO A DIFFERENT ACCOUNT WITH A CHANGE IN BENEFICIARY AS AUTHORISED BY THE OFFICIALS OF THE CENTRAL BANK OF NIGERIA. HOWEVER,AN ACCRUED INTEREST OF US$4,650,000 ON YOUR PRINCIPAL SUM WAS LEFT BEHIND IN OUR CALL ACCOUNT.BUT JUST YESTERDAY, ONE MR.JOHN BUBA REQUESTED FOR THE RELEASE OF THE ACCRUED INTEREST INTO ANOTHER ACCOUNT IN TAIWAN AND THIS AROUSED MY CURUOSITY WHICH MADE ME TO DIG DEEP INTO OUR FILE.THAT WAS HOW I FOUND YOUR NAME AS THE ORIGINAL BENEFICIARY AND I WANT TO ASSIST YOU IN RECEIVING THIS MONEY WHILE FRUSTRATING THE EFFORTS OF JOHN BUBA AND CO. LET ME KNOW IF YOU'RE STILL INTERESTED IN RECEIVING THIS LONG ACCRUED INTEREST OF US$4,650,000.REPLY TO PRIVATE EMAIL ADDRESS;(email@example.com) OR CALL MY DIRECT LINE;+44-7031929771. FINALLY,MAY I HAVE YOUR DIRECT PHONE AND FAX NUMBERS FOR MORE DIRECTIVES. THANKS. MR.RICHARD BECKS. DIRECTOR,FOREIGN OPERATIONS,BANK OF CHINA PLC.,LONDON