A Scam Email with the Subject "Re: Treat Urgent" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 06 Aug 2008 04:40:54 -0400 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Michael Ford" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
From: Michael Ford
General Manager, UBS investment
For your kind attention
How are you doing today? I hope you are doing good.
I am Michael Ford, the General Manager, UBS investment. I have a business transaction I want to share with you for mutual benefit. I would like you to assist me relocate the sum of Ten Million, Five hundred thousand U.S dollars (US$10.5M) for safe keeping and possible investment in any viable area you may advise on in your country.
This amount US$10.5M arose from a deposit made by a citizen of your country before his untimely death.
We have tried to contact his immediate family for the claims but all prooves abortive. On that development, I and two of my collegues are the ones with full documents used by the deceased to deposit the fund. Having tried to no avail to locate any of his relatives, we have therefore decided to transfer it out to you as the next of kin to the deceased for mutual benefit.
We shall provide all necessary documents and paper works to back up this claim and to identify you as the bonafide next of kin and beneficiary without any risks or suspision from any angle. This became necessary because the public service code of conduct here does not permit we civil servants to operate foreign account, that is why we decided to contact you and hoping that you will not betray the trust and confidence impose on you.
Please note that as insiders, we shall insure that all necessary approvals will be secured in your name to give you the legal backing it deserves without any fear or risk attached to it.
As compensation for your efforts and contribution in this transaction, you will be entitled to 35% of the total amount and you will also be allowed to take good custody of our own share by investing and managing it profitably pending our coming over the take full charge of the investment.
Kindly indicate your interest by sending us your full name, address and telephone number for easy commucation. This is necessary to enable us give you further operational details and procedure.