This email with the subject "URGENT NEXT OF KIN.." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 08 Feb 2016 10:10:47 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "RORY TAPNER"<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
From the desk of: Rory Tapner
Coutts Private Wealth Management
London, United Kingdom.
Goodday, I am Rory Tapner, the deputy system and control director at Coutts Private Wealth Management here in UK, I write to solicit for support and assistance from you to carry out this business opportunity in my bank.
Lying in an inactive account is the sum of Five Million Pounds sterling belonging to a foreign customer(Mr.Neil Slater) who was a gas consultant here in UK,he happened to be deceased during a vacation trip with his wife(Mrs.Helen Slater) on board One-Two-Go Orient-Thai Airlines flight OG269 Phuket Airport plane crash of Monday,17th September 2007 from Bangkok to Phuket.
Info of this crash was on the news which we have tried to notify his relatives but to no avail, see links below for more detailed information:
Ever since he died the bank has been expecting his next of kin to come and claim these fund which cannot be released unless someone applies for it as next of kin, as indicated in our banking guidelines.Unfortunately, he has no family member in UK or Over-sea who are aware of the existence of the funds,at this junction, I have decided to do business with you by soliciting your assistance in applying as the next of kin to the bank then the money will be released to you, as I do not want the money to go into the bank treasury as an unclaimed bill, because the banking laws and guidelines stipulates that if such money(s) remains unclaimed for a period of Nine years(9yrs),the money will be moved into the bank treasury as an unclaimed bill.
My request for a foreigner as next of kin is occasioned by the fact that the customer was a foreigner and a British cannot stand as next of kin.
50% of the money will be your share as a foreign partner and your assistance to actualise this deal,thereafter I will visit your country with your help once the money hits your account for disbursement according to the percentage indicated.
To effect the immediate transfer of the fund to you as agreed, you must apply first to the bank as the next of kin to the deceased,then we will follow up all formalities for the transaction.
Upon receipt of your reply, I will send to you, the text of application you are to send to the bank,and further clarify you in other issues as to effect this business.
Awaiting to hear from you urgently.