This email with the subject "Be the next of kin" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 30 Jan 2009 21:52:45 -0500 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Mr Chen Phang" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
My name is Mr. Cho Koon, I trained and work as an external auditor for the Development Bank of Singapore (DBS). I had taken pains to find your contact through personal endeavors. A foreigner with thesame last name as yours, died here in Singapore, twelve years ago leaving behind an estate/capital (US$12.8M with interest) here in DBS where I work, till date nobody has come forward or put application for the claim. I can confirm with certainty that the said investor died intestate 1994, no next-of-kin to his estate and no body came forward all these years. I am of the settled conviction that using my insider leverage, I, working with you can secure the funds in the account for us instead of allowing it pass as unclaimed funds into the coffers of the Government of Singapore. This is especially possible as you bear the same LAST NAME to the said investor, of course you shall be handsomely rewarded for your part in this transaction as me and my colleague are prepared to allocate a 20% of the total funds for your efforts. Reply with your FULL NAME, DATE OF BIRTH, TELEPHONE NUMBER, FAX NUMBER,AND CONTACT ADDRESS to my private email email@example.com if you can cooperate Thank you, Mr. Cho Koon.