This email with the subject "HELLO......" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 23 Aug 2008 09:23:08 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was ASIFF ABBASS <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Greetings to you, My name is Mr. Asiff Abbas, a banker here in U.A.E. I write you this proposal in good faith as a brother. In 2002 a Crude Oil dealer Late Mr. Ahmed Beshir, made a fixed deposit for 36 calendar months, valued at Seventeen Million, Five hundred Thousand US Dollars (USD17,500,000.00) with my bank. I was his account officer before I rose to the position of manager. The maturity date for this deposit contract was 20th of August 2005. Unfortunately, he was killed in a Car hijacking on road between Tikrit and Bayji on the 23rd of August 2004 in Iraq. The account has no next of kin and he did not include any other living relatives to inherit this fund. http://icasualties.org/oif/Civ.aspx Some top management officials of the bank have been trying to find out from me the information about this account and the owner, but I have kept it closed because, I know that if they become aware that Mr. Ahmed is now late, they will corner the funds for themselves. I am seeking your co-operation to present you as the next of kin / business partner to the account since you are a foreigner, so that my bank head quarters will release the funds to you. It is only a foreigner who can claim the funds in the account. Please, treat as top secret, I am the only person having this information. Let me know your interest and your terms if we will use your bank account to receive this money. Regards, Mr. Asiff Abbas. contact me; email@example.com