This email with the subject "NEXT OF KIN. DO RESPOND VERY URGENTLY TO THIS MAIL" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 02 Oct 2008 08:57:51 -0400 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "M. David Moretti" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
My name is David Moretti,for some years now,I have being the personal
account officer to the late Mr. Mark , a national of your country, who was
an oil contractor with the British oil corporation. On the 8th of February
2002 my client made fixed deposit twelve months (12), valued at six million
five hundred thousand united states dollars (US$6,500,000.00)in my branch.
After making the deposit my client gave me all the documents to file them,
he never mention any next of kin to me and no one know about the existence
of this US$6,500,000.00, except now that I am telling you. Regrettably on
the 18th of March 2002, 14:22 GMT, Mr. Mark, his wife and his only daughter,
met their doom in an auto crash along Clifford express road on there way
back to their home in United Kingdom. All the occupants of the vehicle
unfortunately lost their lives, may their souls rest in the bosoms of the
Ever since, I have made several enquiries to your embassy to locate any of my clients relatives which has proved unsuccessful. After these countless unsuccessful attempts to locate any member of his family, I was only able to contact you. My major reason of contacting you is for you to assist in repatriating the US$6,500,000.00 (Six Million Five Hundred Thousand Dollars) left by our late customer before they get confiscated or declared unserviceable by my Bank where this huge deposit were lodged. To be specific, the investigation department of my bank where the deceased had an account has issued me a notice as his account officer to provide the next of kin or have the account confiscated within the next ten official working days. Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for over 5 - 6 years now, I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased, because you are a foreigner and also have the same last name with my late client. The arrangement is that the proceeds of this account valued at $6.5 million dollars can be paid to you then you and I will share the money 50% to me and 50% to you.
I have all the documents to back up your claim as the rightful next of kin. This money (US$6,500,000.00) is still lying in my Bank; no one will ever come forward to claim it. And according to laws of United Kingdom, at the expiration of six (6) years, the money will revert to the ownership of the British Government as unclaimed deposit of a deceased customer. All I require is your honest cooperation to enable us carry out this transaction. I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law. Absolutely, there is no risk at all since all the paperwork for this transaction is intact with me, and my position as the personal account relation officer to late Mr. Mark guarantees the successful execution of this transaction. If you are interested in giving the required assistance, kindly reply this mail, stating your full name, address and telephone/Fax numbers for Further action.
Looking forward to hearing from you soon.