Scam Emails Archive : Generic


From: Silver Gold <>

This email with the subject "ATTENTION PLEASE" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 17 Jul 2010 17:47:24 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.

The sender was Silver Gold <>, although it may have been spoofed.


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With all due respect, I guess my letter will not embarrass you, since I have no previous correspondence with you. I strongly believed, I would not regret approaching you in this matter.


My name is Stefan Krause, and I work in the International Operation Department in a Bank here in <*xml:namespace prefix = st2 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />London. I feel quite safe dealing with you in this important business. Though this medium (Internet) has been greatly abused; I choose to reach you through it because it still remains the fastest medium of communication. However, this correspondence is unofficial and private, and it should be treated as such.


At first I will like to assure you that this transaction is 100% risk and trouble free to both parties. We want to transfer out money from our bank here in London. The fund for transfer is of clean origin.


The owner of this account is a foreigner, a program leader. Until his death, the Late Prime Minister, Mr. Rafik Hariri, has a huge investment here in the United Kingdom and all over the world, as a matter of fact he has the sum of (THIRTY SIX MILLION SEVEN HUNDRED AND FIFTY NINE THOUSAND POUNDS STERLING ONLY) in his account here in London which he deposited as a family valuables. The family does not know about this deposit.


I was on a routine inspection that I discovered a dormant account with a BAL. Of (THIRTY SIX MILLION SEVEN HUNDRED AND FIFTY NINE THOUSAND POUNDS STERLING) on further discreet investigation, I also discovered that the account holder has passed away (dead) leaving no beneficiary to the account. The bank will approve this money to any foreigner because the former operator of the a/c is a foreigner. I am certainly sure that nobody will come again for the claim of this money. A foreigner can only claim this money with legal claims to the account holder; therefore I need your cooperation in this transaction. I will provide all necessary information needed in order to claim this money, hoping in God that you will never let me down now and in the future.


Rafik Hariri (November 1, 1944 - February 14, 2005), married to Nazek Audi Hariri, was a Lebanese self- made millionaire and business tycoon, and was five times Prime Minister of Lebanon (1992-1998 and 2000-2004) before his last resignation from office on October 20, 2004. The late Mr. Rafik Hariri died on the 14th day of February, 2005 when explosives equivalent to around 300 kg of C4 were detonated as his motorcade drove past the <*xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas:contacts" />Saint George Hotel in the Lebanese capital.


I want to transfer the fund into a safe foreign account aboard but I donât know any foreigner whom I can trust, I know that this message will come to you as a surprise as we donât know ourselves before, but be sure that it is real and a genuine business.


I am contacting you believing in God that you will never let me down once the fund goes into your account.


Let me hear from you urgently by email.


Yours Faithfully,

Stefan Krause