Don't fall for this.
Warning signs include: request for your passport information, request for you to keep quiet, email to "Recipients" instead of a personal address, the fact only the late Paul Harvey should say "Good Day," bad grammar "Twenty Five Millions Five Hundred Thousand Dollars," and many more.
From: Fredrick Elliot [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Monday, September 09, 2013 8:52 AM
Subject: Good Day
Firstly, I must solicit your confidence in this transaction; this is by virtue of its nature as being utterly confidential and top secret. Though I know that a transaction of this magnitude will make any one apprehensive and worried, but I am assuring you that all will be well at the end of the day. I have decided to contact you due to the urgency of this transaction, as i have been reliably informed of its swiftness and confidentiality. Let me start by first introducing myself properly to you. My name are Mr. Fredrick Elliot, I came to know of you in my private search for a reliable and reputable person to handle a very confidential transaction, which involves a huge sum of money deposited in a Financial Institution in Malaysia, but now transfer to Netherlands, if this is truly of me, I remain my humble self " Barr. Fredrick Elliot.
In receipt to your profile, is a pleasure and also necessary to relate this issue before your hearing, my late Client (Mr. Dominic Dim Deng) was returning with a military delegation to the regional capital, Juba, from a political conference in the town of Wau on Friday, 2 May 2008, he should had being in (Juba) for a political era, so their plan clash and my Late Client die. See the website for confirmation, (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/7380412.stm).
My aim of writing you this email now, is that My late Client should have being in Malaysia for a project on 4th night of these incident a project that worth the sum of ($25,500.000.00), Twenty Five Millions Five Hundred Thousand Dollars, deposited with a Financial Institution in Malaysia, now transfer to Netherlands, and he was expected to be Malaysia as soon as he return from juba because My client was a partner in Blue Chip and Construction companies, eventually this incident occurred. I need your humble assistance to retrieve my late Client funds from the Financial Institution into your care as we come over for investment as I can not come out for this fund being his personal Lawyer. All the documents of this money and is whereabouts is in my position, if this proposal is OK by you and you do not wish to take advantage of the trust i hope to bestow on you, then kindly get to me immediately via my e-mail address the below:
Your most confidential telephone
Your most confidential fax
Your most confidential e-mail address
Your Id either passport or identity card
Send them to my email address: bar. email@example.com so that I can forward to you the relevant details of this transaction.
Thank you in advance for your anticipated co-operation.
Barr. Fredrick Elliot
E-Mail: barr. firstname.lastname@example.org