A Scam Email with the Subject "Re: Quick answer required" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 18 Nov 2017 05:17:31 -0500 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Dr. Bernd Van Linder" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Hello Dear Friend,
Greetings to you,
I am Dr. Bernd Van Linder, a Bank Officer here in U. A. E, I believe that it is the wish of God for me to come across you now.
I have an important business discussion I wish to share with you which I believe will interest you and also benefits you immensely.
One Late MICHAEL Mizutani, a citizen of your country and a crude oil dealer had a fixed deposit with my bank in 2009 for 84 calendar months, valued at $40,000,000.00 (Forty Million Dollars) the due date for this deposit contract was 22nd of February 2017.
Sadly MICHAEL was among the death victims of Earthquake disaster that occurred in the off coast of central Chile on Saturday, 27 February 2010 that killed over 800 people..
He was in Chile on a business trip and that was how he met his end.
My bank management is yet to know about his death, I knew about it because he was my friend and I am his account officer.
MICHAEL did not mention any Next of Kin/ Heir when the fixed deposit account was opened, also he was not married and no children.
Last week my Bank Management requested that as MICHAEL's account officer, I should contact MICHAEL to give instructions on what to do about his funds, if to renew the contract. I knew this will happen and that is why I have been looking for a means to handle the situation, because if my Bank Directors happen to know that MICHAEL is dead and do not have any Heir, they will take the funds for their personal use, so I don't want such to happen.
That is why when I saw your contact online, I was happy and I am now seeking your co-operation to present you as Next of Kin / Heir to the account.Since you are a foreigner like him and share the same country with him, I am optimistic that my bank head quarters will release the account to you according to the information I will be revealing to you.
There is no risk involved, the transaction will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect both of us from any breach of law.
It is better that we claim the money, than allowing the Bank Directors to take it, they are rich already.
I am not a greedy person, so I am proposing we share the funds equally, 50/50% to both parties, my share will assist me to start my own company which has been my dream.
Let me know your mind on this and please do treat this information as TOP SECRET.
We shall go over the details once I receive your urgent response through my email. .
Have a nice day and week, God bless.
Anticipating your communication.
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