This email with the subject "Your Urgent Assistance Needed!!!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 31 Dec 2008 11:26:30 -0500 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Mr.Johnson Grandt"<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Compliment Of Season,
First of all, let me start by introducing myself. My name is Mr. Johnson Grandt, the Auditor General of European Union Investment Private Bank London. I have an urgent and very confidential business proposition for you. I am the accounting officer of Mr. Ken Lay, Enron founder, who died on July, 5th 2006, at the age of 64 and his friend and partner Mr. Jeffrey Skilling, Ex-Enron CEO who was recently convicted 24 years for his involvement on the collapse of Enron, the energy trading giant in America.
It will interest you to know that on Wednesday, 7th February 2001, Mr. Ken Lay deposited a total sum of 15M pounds and on Tuesday, 24th April 2001, Mr. Jeffrey Skilling deposited 10.5M Pounds in our Bank. These funds were deposited into a non-existing company's account which I opened in our bank (EUROPEAN UNION INVESTMENT PRIVATE BANK) under their instructions, to avoid raising an eyebrow but unfortunately for them and fortunately for me, the 2 men are gone. You can read more about the 2 men by visiting the below websites:
So right now, we have the sum of 25.5M Pounds lying in the 2 accounts without any proof of ownership as it was opened with non-existing companies name and the bank is not aware of the real beneficiaries as the accounts did not bear any name. As their accounting officer and financial adviser in charge of these accounts, I can comfortable present you to the Bank as the real beneficiary of the funds and the Bank have no right to deny the application.
Consequently, my proposal is that I want to seek your consent as a foreigner to present you as the next of kin of the two deceased accounts, since it has no trace or beneficiary which makes it easier and fine to transfer to your designated bank account as the beneficiary. The nature of my work as a staff of the Bank will not allow me lay claim on the funds, hence this proposal to you and be informed that as long as you are ready to cooperate and be truthful to me, I can assure you that the sky will be our limit.
All documents and proves to enable you get any of the money will be carefully worked out and more so, I assure you that the business is risk free, as everything will be handled in accordance with the International Monetary Guidelines. I am offering you 40% for your cooperation in achieving this aim. Please, if you are interested in working with me, I will like you to send the below information’s to enable me procure the necessary documents that will back up the transfer to your account:
1. YOUR FULL NAMES AND ADDRESS.
2. AGE, SEX AND MARITAL STATUS.
5. TELEPHONE AND FAX NUMBERS FOR EASY COMMUNICATIONS.
As soon as I receive your acceptance mail by forwarding the above information’s, I will prepare the paper works in your name for onward remittance of the funds into your designated account. Lastly, I want you to understand that this transaction requires trust, honest and above all, utmost confidentiality, to avoid escalating. I guarantee you that this transaction will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect our both family from any breach of the law.
Mr. Johnson Grandt
The Auditor General,
EUROPEAN UNION INVESTMENT PRIVATE BANK.
Your Urgent Assistance Needed!!!