This email with the subject "From: Maher Labib Abou Steit" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 15 Nov 2005 01:29:30 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Maher Labib" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
From: Maher Labib Abou Steit General Manager, UBE. United Bank of Egypt. 106, Kasr El-Aini st, Po box 85 Magles El-Shaab Cairo center building Cairo, Egypt Telex: 20060/20061 ube un Date:15th,November 2005 Dearest, Compliments of the season I am the manager United Bank of Egypt (UBE). in my bank I discovered an abandoned sum of $33.3musd (thirty three million three hundred thousand U.S.dollars only) in an account that belongs to one of our foreign customer, by name, Mr. Bob Robert Chapman, African area director for Wycliffe bible translators international, who died along with his wife, Ruth Chapman, in January 2000 in a Kenyan plane crash in the coast of Abidjan, ivory coast. Since we got information about his death, we have been expecting his next of kin to come over and claim his money because we can not release it unless somebody applies for it as next of kin or relation to the deceased as indicated in our banking guidelines. Unfortunately I learnt that his supposed next of kin died along with him at the plane crash leaving nobody behind for the claim. It is therefore upon this discovery that I decided to make business with you and release the money to you as the next of kin or relation of the deceased for safety and subsequent disbursement since nobody is coming for it and I don't want this money to go into federal government account as unclaimed bill. The banking law and the guidelines here stipulates that if such money remained unclaimed after six years the money will be transferred into banking treasury as unclaimed fund. The request of a foreigner as next of kin in this business is occasioned by the fact that the customer was a foreigner and an Egyptian cannot stand as next of kin for a foreigner. It is agreed that a certain percentage of this money will be for you as my foreign partner. Thereafter I will visit your country for disbursement according to the percentage agreed. Therefore to enable the immediate transfer of the fund to you as arranged. you must apply first to the bank as a relation or next of kin of the deceased indicating your bank account number and location wherein the money will be remitted. Upon receipt of your reply I will send to you the text of the application. As soon as you receive this letter, you should contact me through my SECURITY e-mailaddress,firstname.lastname@example.org Trusting to hear from you immediately. Yours faithfully Maher Labib Abou Steit General Manager, UBE. Note: all transactions will be through email as calls are strictly monitored down hear in the complex