This email scam appears to be closely related to the
airline letter scam.
Sophos recommends recipients do not reply to the email in any way.
The text of the scam reads as follows:
My name is Mr.Oluwafunmi Williams, manager credit and foreign bills of
Ecobank Plc. I am writing in respect of a foreign customer of my bank
who perished in a plane crash [Korean Air Flight 801] with the whole
passengers aboard on August 6, 1997.
Since the demise of this our customer, I personally has watched with
keen interest to see the next of kin but a ll has proved abortive as no
one has come to claim his funds of usd.20.5 m, [twenty million five
hundred thousand united states dollars] which has been with my branch
for a very long time.
On this note, I decided to seek for whom his name shall be used as
the next of kin as no one has come up to be the next of kin. And the
banking ethics here does not allow such money to stay more than six
years, because money will be recalled to the bank treasury as unclaimed
after this period.
In view of this I had to contact you personally so that we can
understand each other better. I will give you 25% of the total,
am offering you this percentage so that you will not think am not
given you a fair share.
Upon the receipt of your response, I will send you by fax or e-mail
the application, bank's fax number and the next step to take. I will
notfail tobring to your notice that this business is hitch free and
thatyou should not entertain any fear as all modalities for fund
transfer can be finalized within five banking days, after you apply to
the bank as a relation to the deceased.
When you receive this letter. Kindly send me an e-mail signifying
your decision including your private Tel/Fax numbers for quick
Manager Credit and Foreign Bills DEPT.