A Scam Email with the Subject "URGENT ATTENTION" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 11 Nov 2006 02:16:17 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was Mr Skinner Rob Clarke <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
DEAR:BENEFICIARY, I am Mr. Skinner Rob Clarke, Credit officer of HSBC Bank plc, City of London, in United Kingdom. I have an urgent and very confidential business proposition for you. On July 21 2002, an Arab contractor and business man with the Grambest international (export and trading), Mr.Alidadras Gilvani made a (Fixed) Deposit for twelve calendar months, valued at =A315,000,000.00 ( Fifteen Million British Pounds 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 Grambest International trading and export that Mr. Alidadras Gilvani died from an automobile accident. On further investigation, I found out that he died without making a will, and all attempts to trace his next of kin was fruitless. I therefore made further investigation and discovered that Mr. Alidadras Gilvani did not declare any kin or relations in all his official documents, including his Bank Deposit paper work in my Bank and his contract agreement with his contract employers Grambest international. This sum of =A315,000,000.00 is still sitting in my Bank and the interest is being rolled over with the principal sum at the end of each year. Certainly non of his relations will come for this money as they do not know of it. According to the British Law, under British foreign and Defence affairs, at the expiration of 5 (five) years, such funds will revert to the ownership of the British Government for financing military operations, such as purchasing of arms and ammunitions for the military. And If I allow this funds to be sent to Mr. Alidadras Gilvani country of origin in the Middle east, It might be used for the development of weapon of mass destructions. In order to avert this negative development, I will like to seek for your permission as a foreigner to stand as the next of kin to Mr. Alidadras Gilvani so that the fruits of this old man's labor will not be used for financing weapons which will further enhance the courses of war in the world at large. The money will be paid into your account for us to share in the ratio of 60% for me and 30% for you and 10% for expenses Incurred in the course of the transaction. There is no risk at all as all the paperwork needed for this transaction will be done by my attorney and with my position as the credit officer I guarantees the successful execution of this transaction. If you are interested, please reply immediately. Upon your response, I shall then provide you with more details and that will help you understand the transaction. You should observe utmost confidentiality, and rest assured, this transaction would be most profitable for both of us because I shall require your assistance to invest my share in your country. Awaiting for your urgent reply. Thanks and regards, Mr.Skinner Rob Clarke.