This email with the subject "STAND AS THE NEXT OF KIN TO MY CLIENT" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 18 Sep 2007 20:34:47 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Dr George Cole <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Attention: I am Dr George Cole A British born Angolan, A Principal Assurance Prudential Plc London. A private wealth management firm located in United Kingdom. We have received Authorization from Opec Governor in respect of Mr. Stephen Tunku, who was a contractor with Organization of Petroleum exporting country (Opec) before his demise in 2005. And to effect his contract payment his next of kin. This deposit has been in our custody before his demise without approval from the Opec Governor not until late end of the year 2005 that an approval was given with an instruction that we should locate his relatives or close aide to lay claim on this deposit. In this regard, all effort has been fruitless using all our investigating tools in locating a close relative. So, I decided and choose to make contact to you for partnership as the Director in-charge of special deposit of contract that relates to Mr. Stephen Tunku deposit as this is to present you before our firm, Prudential plc and wealth Management as the beneficiary and kinship to this contract payment of the Stephen Tunku as I alone have a vast and detailed knowledge of the nature of the deposit and who ever I recommend as the kinship to the deposit will be honored as they have directed that we provide the next of kin or the fund will be confisticated as unclaimed fund. This contact is been made to you basically on the pressure mounted on me by the Governor of Opec to ensure that all outstanding payment is released to all awaiting contractors due for contract payment. I see this as a lifetime opportunity to process the release of this deposit of the Late. Stephen Tunku using you to front the processes by including your name with other contractors whose payment are due for 2007 all relevant document of proof are with me and secured. I wish to inform you that as soon as you indicate your interest of partnership, I shall detail you on how the processes will go. I will not disclose the exact amount involved at this time until I confirm your true interest as this is for security reason considering the source and origin of the funds. I am a family man and would not want this opportunity to be jeopardized. Your genuine interest is very vital as am ready and willing to share the money based on our mutual agreement with you, once am assured of your confidence to partner with me in this venture. Remember that nothing ventured is nothing gained. Looking forward to your prompt response. Respectfully, Dr George Cole