This email with the subject "URGENT AND CONFIDENTIAL" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 12 Apr 2007 01:29:07 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was DR PHIL EDWARDS <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
I am DR PHIL EDWARDS,a member of Independent Committee of Eminent Persons (ICEP),Switzerland. ICEP is charged with the responsibility of finding bank accounts in Switzerland belonging to non-Swiss indigenes,which have remained dormant since World War II. It may interest you to know that in July of 1997, the Swiss Bankers' Association published a list of dormant accounts originally opened by non-Swiss citizens.These accounts had been dormant since the end of World War II (May 9, 1945).Most Belonged to Holocaust victims.The continuing efforts of the Independent Committee of Eminent Persons ICEP) have since resulted in the discovery of additional dormant accounts - 54,000 in December 1999.The published lists contain all types of dormant accounts, including interest-bearing savings accounts,securities accounts, safe deposit boxes, custody accounts, and non-interest-bearing transaction accounts,Numbered accounts are also included. Interest is paid on accounts that were interest bearing when established.The Claims Resolution Tribunal (CRT) handles processing of all claims on accounts due non-Swiss citizens. I discovered a dormant account of Late Mr.John Scott, with a credit balance of $50,000,000.00 US Dollars plus accumulated interest. The beneficiary was murdered during the holocaust era,leaving no WILL and no possible records for trace of heirs. The Claims Resolution Tribunal (CRT) has been mandated to report all unclaimed funds for permanent closure of accounts and transfer of existing credit Balance into the treasury of Switzerland government as provided by the law for management of assets of deceased beneficiaries who died inter-state (living no wills). Being a top executive at ICEP, I have all secret details and necessary contacts for claim of the funds without any hitch. Due to the sensitive nature of my job, I need a foreigner to HELP claim the funds. All that is required is for you to provide me with your details for processing of the necessary legal and administrative documents for laying a valid claim for transfer of the funds to you. Kindly provide me with your full name, address, and telephone/fax. I will help since I am an insider, monitoring the transaction from here to make sure that the fund is transferred to a secured bank account, numbered account in your Bank, of which you will provide and also be capable of accessing the funds gradually and transferring to your country and other banks of your choice in the world. My share will be 70% and your share will be 30% of the total amount.There are no risks of any sort involved either now or in future. You can find additional information about unclaimed funds through the Internet at the following websites: http://www.swissbankclaims.com The Holocaust Claims Processing Office has put funds in Escrow waiting submission of valid claims for necessary disbursement. I find myself privileged to have this information and this may be a great opportunity for a lifetime of success without risks. Due to Security reasons, kindly forward your reply via my private email address. Thank you for your prompt response. Regards, Dr Phil Edwards.