This email with the subject "Legal notice" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 21 Apr 2009 16:04:36 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was Mahmoud Ataya <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Good day, Following the gazette by The Chancellor of the Exchequer to all financial institutions with National Savings and Investments to estimate the value of its unclaimed assets in savings with no customer activity for long periods with a view to harness around ?1bn lying dormant in the nations bank and building society accounts for re-investment in the UK, We have been commissioned to seek out legal beneficiaries to unclaimed asset as a means to ensure that genuine claims are not reverted to the government treasury and to maintain public confidence in the safety and security of the financial system during this credit crunch. I work for Peter and Peters, a U.K. firm that arranges asset management and storage of special valuables for reputable clients. We have information concerning of the availability of a bank deposit box which has been listed in your name. You are the beneficiary of the deposit box which contains GBP 2,500,000.00 (Two Million five Hundred thousand British Pound Sterling). The lease on the Safe deposit box has expired and no further rental payments or claims have since been made since dormancy. Financial assets are considered unclaimed when contact with an owner or beneficiary is lost for an extended period and the lease expired without further rental payments or claims. This often happens due to a name change after marriage or divorce, an unreported change of address or expired postal forwarding order, incomplete business transactions, illegible records and result of computer and clerical errors. When owners fail to claim an asset over a specified number of years known as the dormancy period, these funds which are held by financial institutions including but not limited to banks, stock brokers, utilities, employers, life insurance companies and others - transfer custody to a special trust account in a process known as escheat. We have traced this bank deposit to you as the listed beneficiary and you are advised to contact this office immediately for release proceedings to commence with the courts. Yours Faithfully, Mr. David McCluskey Associate Solicitor