A Scam Email with the Subject "ATTENTION: YOUR URGENT RESPONSE IS REQUIRED" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 25 Jul 2010 08:31:21 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was "Raymond Randall"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Good day, It is with great pleasure and delight that I want to introduce a business venture to you, which I suppose you may be willing and interested to participate, as it is deemed total risk-free. First of all, my name is Mr. Raymond Randall and I am the Risk and Verification Manager, Foreign Remittance Department, Barclays Bank, London. Through my constant research and vetting, we have come across the sum of US$12,5000,000.00 (Twelve Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars Only) which has been lying in our bank for several years now without claim. It was later discovered by myself that the account hold and his next of kin (his wife) died in the TWA Flight 800 plane crash on July 17, 1996. We have tried to contact other legitimate relative to claim this funds for several years now, but to no avail, as we cannot release it unless somebody applied for its next of Kin or Relation to the deceased as indicated in our banking procedure. Unfortunately nobody has come forward to claim the money. I want you to purportedly present your good self as the next of Kin or relation of the deceased so that we can prepare documentations and release the funds (US$12.5 Million) into your account for safety and subsequent disbursement since nobody is coming for it and again we do not want the funds to go into the Governments account as "Unclaimed Bill". The banking law and procedures herein stipulates that any account abandoned or dormant for a period of some years is subjected to be closed and all money contained therein will be forfeited to the Government Treasury Account. Now it is being speculated that the above sum will be transferred into Government Treasury Account as unclaimed funds on or before August 2010. The reason for you to present your good self as the next of kin in occasioned by the fact that the deceased customer was a foreigner. It is also important for you to know that 40% of the total funds will be for you. In support of the aforementioned, you are urged to reply this letter indicating your readiness and interest to participate in the business. After you reply, you will be advised on the next step forward. If you are however skeptical and do not want to participate in this business transaction, please disregards this email. Yours truly, Mr. Raymond Randall Rayrandall50@gmail.com