This email with the subject "Hmm...how soon you forget about me??" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 04 Sep 2010 14:49:47 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "MR KAMAL RANI" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
How are you, I am contacting you regarding the funds of a deceased client
with an investment worth of 4,829,670.33 GBP (Seven Million Five Hundred
Thousand UNITED STATES DOLLARS) placed under our bank management
8 years ago.
I would respectfully request that you keep the contents of this mail
confidential and respect the integrity of the information you come by as
a result of this mail. I am contacting you independently and no one is
informed of this communication.
What I propose is that since I have exclusive access to his file and he
has no next of kin and he shares the same last name with you. However,
you will be made the next of kin to these funds. On verification, which
will be the details I make available to my bank, the funds will be
transfer to your account that you may provide.
You do not have to have known him but as long as you live abroad makes
you have an advantage. I know this might be a bit heavy for you but
please trust me on this. For all your troubles I propose that we split
the money in half 50/50.In the banking circle this happens every time.
The other option is that the money will revert back to the Government.
Nobody is getting hurt; this is a lifetime opportunity for us. I hold
the KEY to these funds, and as a banker we see so much cash and funds
being reverted to the government. I would want us to keep communication
for now strictly by email.
If we can be of one accord, we should act swiftly on this via my email address
Please get back to me immediately.
I await your response.
MR KAMAL RANI
BNP PARIBAS London UK