A Scam Email with the Subject "Inheritance Fund" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 09 Oct 2008 07:04:09 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "James Dale Jr" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
From: James Dale Jr. Private Email: email@example.com Tel: +44 703 190 4532 Subject: Inheritance Fund Date: October. 9th, 2008. Hello, I apologize if the contents hereunder are contrary to your moral ethics, but please treat it with absolute secrecy and personal courtesy. I am James Dale Jr. an Auditor in commercial Bank here in the UK, in the process of auditing our bank accounts for the third quarter of the year, I recently discovered that there is a dormant account valued at the sum Ј7,394,890.00 (Seven Million, three hundred and ninety four thousand, eight hundred and ninety British Pounds Sterling) and after due verification of this account I discovered that the account owner is late and that is why the account has been dormant and as such the funds has been lying in the bank unclaimed. The idea of presenting a foreigner to act as his next of kin came into my mind as you know the said deceased is a foreigner as well, so that the Ј7,394,890.00 will be paid to you and we can both disburse the fund according to the percentage we will agree upon. In view of this, I am seeking for your co-operation and understanding to stand as the next of kin to our deceased customer, to enable us claim the fund from my bank. Hence, if this proposal is OK by you and you do not wish to take undue advantage of my trust, then I hope to bestow on you. Please kindly get back to me immediately, strictly via my private email address only: firstname.lastname@example.org to enable me enlightens you on how we are to proceed. On getting your response, we shall agree on the percentage ratio on which we shall disburse the funds between ourselves, as I intend to invest part of our own share in real estate or any lucrative business in your country, and we would appreciate if you can put us in the right part where we can invest our own share in your country. Is rest assured that this business is 100% risk free. We wait for your prompt response. Best Regards, James Dale Jr. NB: PLEASE NOTE THAT IT DOES NOT MATTER IF YOU ARE NOT RELATED TO MY LATE CLIENT OR NOT; THE FUND WILL STILL BE PAID TO YOU, SINCE I AM PRESENTING YOU AS HIS NEXT OF KIN.