A Scam Email with the Subject "It Is Me Mr. Chris Richard!!>>??" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 16 Jul 2010 08:28:31 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was "Mr. Chris Richard"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
From: Mr. Chris Richard
National citi Bank London
CAN WE PROCEED
I am Mr. Chris Richard an Accountant with Citi Bank here in London. One Mr. Jones Williams and his wife died in a Turkish Airlines crash in Amsterdam while on there business trip ,. The said couple had no children and was about 51 years old before their death. He never identified with anybody as his relative and investigation made could not trace any relative to the late couple.
Before his death, he has the sum of $17,500,000.00. USD (Seventeen Million Five Hundred Thousand United State Dollars) made from contracts he executed with Oil Companies here in London and the proceeds are with our Commercial Bank. Few weeks ago, the Bank tried requesting that the next of Kin to the deceased should come up to claim his fund deposited with our Bank. I am the Manager in charge of unclaimed funds hence my contacting you.
After much effort has been made to trace a valid information of the deceased, I decided to contact you to stand in as the next of Kin to the deceased and claim the fund so that the bank will not declare the account dormant, freeze or confiscate the amount as they stated in the letter sent to my Department Of which I will fax to you.
If you can stand in, I assure you that this is a risk free as I will advise you on what to do to have this fund moved to your account and we can agree on terms of sharing. All you have to do is to consent to this by giving me the go ahead to have you presented to the Bank as the next of kin through a lawyer. I will tell you how to get a lawyer but it has to be confidential who will apply and present you as the next of Kin.
AS soon as we make application, obtain the necessary approval, the money will be paid through here or any of the banks payment center overseas. This will take us about 14 working days to conclude depending on how you respond to our correspondence. Sharing ratio can be discussed amicably, and I will like to use my own part of the fund for
Investment in your country.all the reply should directed to my personal box Email:email@example.com
I shall be expecting to hear from you urgently.
Mr. Chris Richard