This email with the subject "TELEGRAM: RBS FOREX" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 30 Mar 2009 12:17:53 -0400 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Fred Goodwin" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND INTERNATIONAL TRANSFER. LEICESTER CURRENCY CHEQUE/DRAFT DEPARTMENT TELEGRAM: RBS FOREX Dear Sir/Madam, This is a personal email directed to you and I request that it be treated as such. I must solicit your confidentiality and assure you that I am contacting you in good faith and this proposal will be of mutual benefit. I am Mr. Fred Goodwin, Director Allocation department from the (Royal Bank of Scotland Plc,) London Branch. My office monitors and controls the affairs of all banks and financial institutions in England concerned with foreign claim payments. I am the final signatory to any transfer or remittance of huge funds moving within banks both on the local and international levels in line with foreign claim settlement. I have before me list of funds, which could not be transferred to some nominated accounts as these accounts have been identified either as ghost accounts, unclaimed deposits and over-invoiced sum etc.. 0n this note, I wish to have a deal with you as regards to an unpaid fund. I have a file before me and the data's are correct and un-tampered. As it is my duty to recommend the transfer of these surplus funds to the British Government Treasury and Reserve Accounts as unclaimed deposits. I have the opportunity to write you based on the instructions I received two days ago from the Foreign Remittance Department of our bank to submit the List of payment reports/ expenditures and audited reports of revenues.. Among several others, I have decided to remit your claim sum following my idea that we can have a deal/agreement and I am going to do this legally. My conditions: 1. The sum of Ј10.5M Pounds only will be transfer into your account after the processing of all relevant legal documents with your name as the bonafide beneficiary. The transfer will be made by Draft or telegraphic Transfer (T/T) confirmable in 10 business days. 2. This deal must be kept secret forever, and all correspondence will be strictly by email/telephone, for security purposes. 3. There should be no third parties as most problems associated with your fund release are caused by your agents or representative. If you AGREE with my conditions, l advise you on what to do immediately and the transfer will commence without delay as I will proceed to fix your name on the Payment schedule instantly to meet the stated mandate. I hope you don't reject this offer and have your funds transferred. Waiting for your reply soon. Yours faithfully, Mr. Fred Goodwin