This email with the subject "Re: ISSUE AT HAND" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 17 Jul 2010 07:57:46 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "Paul Philips"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
To: The CEO, I am Paul Philips a representative of Prudential Insurance PLC. Actually, this correspondence is purely private, and it should be treated as such. I am contacting you based on Trust and confidentiality that will be attached to this deal for the benefit of both of us. The Management and the Legal/ Treasury Department of this Prudential Insurance in a recent meeting, recommended that the Insurance Contract of Mr. Robert Finkelstein, who maintained a Life Insurance Policy, should be declared Dormant and confiscated hence moving his unclaimed estate to the Treasury. I came across a very vast sum of money belonging to the above deceased PolicyHolder (Robert Finkelstein). This man was our client and has a Life Insurance Policy WORTH the sum of Forty Seven Million Five Hundred Thousand USD (US$47,500,000.00). Right now, the fund is lying unclaimed in our custody and there is NO next of kin mentioned in his file and there is NO HOW we can reach any of his other relatives. All efforts made by us to establish contacts with any other of his relation has proved abortive and unsuccessful. His Life Insurance Policy will expire in the next few months from the date of this letter. Just a few weeks back, we received an instruction from Ministry of Social Welfare to forward particulars of all unclaimed benefits that will expire in the next few months. Upon my personal finding on this matter, I kept this information secret to myself until now that I am contacting you. In view of the fact that the deceased customer was a foreigner (from a different country), it is Officially important for the involvement of a foreigner who will pose as his next-of-kin. I will use my position in this Company to present you as his Next of Kin as you can be his relative, friend or Cousin or even his business associate if you so choose and the left behind estates (US$47.5Million) will be Safely transferred into your own account in your country. Please include your telephone/fax number/ Home Address when replying this e-mail and I will give you more information as soon as you indicate your willingness to assist in this viable transaction. Please provide the following: Full Name: Full Address: Home and Direct Cell Telephone Number: Fax Number: Company Name: Company Address: Position: Occupation: Sex: Marriage Status: Age: Next of Kin: Other Email: Any of your valid identification either national ID Card or International Passport: The transaction will be done successfully and smoothly completed via email and telephone. METHOD/MODE OF SHARING:- A. Total sum with account = USD$47.5 Million B. Amount to be withdrawn = USD$43.1 Million C. Myself and my colleague = USD$21.55 Million D. Account holder (That's you) = USD$21.55 Million E. Incidential expenses = USD$1.8 Million F. Banks commission interest = USD$2.6 Million. I PROMISE that you must be happy and shall rejoice greatly soonest for cooperation with me in this transaction. After successful conclusion of this transaction, we shall share the money 50-50 (50% for you and 50% for me). I await your good response today. Kind Regards, Paul Philips