This email with the subject "Fwd: BE THE NEXT OF KIN" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 18 May 2008 12:03:32 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Richard Tatro <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Good Day, I am a staff of Union bank Plc. I am writing following an opportunity in my office that will be of immense benefit to both of us. In my department we discovered an abandoned sum of $10.5million (Ten million five hundred thousand United States Dollar) in an account that belongs to one of our foreign customers Late Mr. Anthony Maynard,National of your country unfortunately Died of Hearth Failure in Dubai. Since we got information about his death, we have been expecting his next of kin or relatives to come over and claim his money because we cannot release it unless somebody applies for it as next of kin or relation to the deceased as indicated in our banking guidelines. Unfortunately These funds was not included in his will and none of his relative knew about these funds . It is therefore upon this discovery that I and two other officials in this department now decided to make business with you and release the money to you as the next of kin or beneficiary of the funds for safety keeping and subsequent disbursement since nobody is coming for it and we don't want this money to go back into Government treasury as unclaimed bill. The banking law and guidelines here stipulates that such money remained after five years the money will be transferred into Government treasury as unclaimed funds.You are requested to send the following information if you are interested: 1)YOURNAMES,(2)ADDRESS,(3)OCCUPATION,(4)TELEPHONE,CELL-PHONE(5)DATE OF BIRTH We agreed that 35% of this money would be for you as foreign partner, while the balance will be for my colleagues and me. I will visit your country for the disbursement according to the percentages indicated above once this money gets into your account. Please be honest to me and trust is our watchword in this transaction. Note this transaction is confidential and risk free. As soon as you receive this mail you should contact me by return mail. Please note that all necessary arrangement for the smooth release of these funds to you has been finalized. We will discuss much in details when I do receive your response. PLEASE IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN THE DEAL WRITE ME VIA THIS EMAIL ADDRESS: firstname.lastname@example.org Best regards, Adim Williams