A Scam Email with the Subject "Read Now" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 01 Jul 2006 06:14:31 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was Alkawasmi Bashar <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Respected Sir/Ma, I honestly apologize and hope I do not cause you much embarrassment by contacting you through this means for a transaction of this magnitude, I got your email address on the internet. and it is imperative for me to know your opinion. I am Alkawasmi Bashar Adnan Credit Officer of the Saudi British Bank (SABB) I have an urgent and very confidential business proposition for you. Five (5) years ago an British Oil consultant/contractor with the Saudi Petroleum and Chemical corporation Mr. Michael Felton made a numbered time(Fixed) Deposit for twelve calendar months, valued at US$15,000,000.00 (Fifteen Million Dollars only) in my branch. Upon maturity, I sent a routine notification to his forwarding address but got no reply. After a month, we sent a reminder and finally we discovered from his contract employers, the Saudi Petroleum and Chemical Corporation that Mr. Michael Felton died from the terrorist attack in Great Britain (UK) last year. On further investigation, I found out that he died without making a WILL and all attempts to trace his next of kin were fruitless.I therefore made further investigation and discovered that Mr. Michael Felton did not declare any kin or relations in all his official documents, including his Bank Deposit paperwork in my Bank. This sum of US$15,000,000.00 (Fifteen Million Dollars only) is still sitting in my Bank and the interest is being rolled over with the principal sum at the end of each year. No one will ever come forward to claim it. According to Laws of Saudi Arabia at the expiration of 5(five) years, the money will revert to the ownership of the Saudi Arabia Government if nobody applies to claim the fund. Consequently, my proposal is that I will like you as a foreigner to stand in as the next of kin to Mr. Michael Felton so that the fruits of this man's labor will not get into the hands of some corrupt government officials.This is simple, I will like you to provide immediately your full names and address so that the attorney will prepare the necessary documents and affidavits that will put you in place as the next of kin. We shall employ the services of an Attorney for drafting and notarization of the WILL and to obtain the necessary documents and letter of probate/administration in your favor for the transfer. The money will be paid into your account for us to share in the ratio of 50% for me and 45% for you and 5% for Expenses Incurred in the course of the transaction. There is no risk at all as all the paperwork for this transaction will be done by the attorney and with my position as the credit officer guarantees the successful execution of this transaction.Upon your response, I shall then provide you with more details and relevant documents that will help you understand the transaction. Please send me your confidential telephone and fax numbers for easy communication. You should observe utmost confidentiality, and rest assured that this transaction would be most profitable for both of us because I shall require your assistance to invest my share. Thank you in anticipation of your reply. Awaiting your urgent reply. Kind regards, Alkawasmi Bashar Adnan Note: Please forward your reply to my confidential email address email@example.com