A Scam Email with the Subject "Business Proposal" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 18 Jul 2016 08:18:55 -0400 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Mr Edward Williams"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
My name is Mr. Edward Williams, Currently working as an accountant with the West Merchant Bank Ltd. I take liberty
to forward to you this proposal which shall be of immense benefit to you. In March 2009 to be precise an Oil
contractor deposited the sum of US$25.6 Million with our bank for fixed deposit, with a maturity date of 30th
The depositor unfortunately died 2 months before the maturity date and till date we are still expecting his
relatives that will claim the fund. In view of this, I conducted a private investigation and discovered that the
late depositor did not have a surviving relative or traceable relative as he did not state it in the fix deposit
Considering the fact that the depositor has no traceable relative who will eventually apply for the claim, I
decided to contact you because the depositor shares the same SURNAME with you, so that you can apply for claim
"WITH MY ASSISTANCE" you will take custody of the funds for our mutual benefit.
For your commission/compensation, in this project you will take 40% of the total amount. Please be advised that all
financial regulations/laws shall be strictly adhered for the successful completion of this transaction.
Kindly contact me by email for further information should you be interested regardless of the day and time, I will
get back to you immediately.
Mr. Edward Williams