A Scam Email with the Subject "Your urgent reply needed" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 01 Feb 2007 10:19:09 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was David Ephraim <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
This is a multi-part message in MIME format
ATTN. With due respect and humility, I write to you this proposal.I am the Manager = of bill and exchange at the foreign remittance department of Caja De Fortuna = Banco in Madrid. I am writing following the impressive information about you, = l got your contact in my quest for a reliabe and capable person to assist me = in this deal. Though I know that a business of this magnitude will make any one = apprehensive, but I am assuring you that all will be well at the end of the = day. We have decided to contact you by email due to the urgency of this = "deal", as we have been reliably informed of your honesty and ability in a = transaction of this nature. In my department we discovered an abandoned sum of US$30m dollars (THIRTY = Million US dollars) in an account that belongs to one of our foreign customer = (MR. ANDREAS SCHRANNER from Munich, Germany) who died along with his entire = family in July 2000 in a plane crash. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/859479.stm About his death, we have been expecting his next of kin to come forward and = claim his money because we cannot release it unless somebody applies for it = as next of kin or relation to the deceased as indicated in our banking = guidelines and policies but unfortunately we learnt that all his supposed = next of kin or relation died alongside with him at the ugly plane crash = leaving nobody behind for the claims. It is therefore upon this discovery = that I have decided to make this businness proposal to you to transact this = DEAL with you and to act as the next of kin or relation to the deceased for = safety and subsequent disbursement since nobody is coming forth and l dont = want this money to go into the Bank treasury as unclaimed Bill. According to our Banking policies and guideline here which stipulates that if = such money remained unclaimed after five years,the money will automatically = be transfered into the Bank treasury as unclaimed fund. My request for a = foreigner to ac t as next of kin in this business is by the fact that the = customer was a foreigner and a citizen of this country cannot stand or put = claims as next of kin to a foreigner. l agreed to offer 30% of the total fund = to you, for your assistance, to act as the next of Kin to the foreigner,to = provide account, 10% will be for reimbursement of any expenses incured during = the curse of the transaction. There after, I and my family will visit your country for disbursement and for = investment in your country. Therefore to enable the immediate transfer of = this fund to you as arranged, you must apply first to the bank as relation or = next of kin of the deceased indicating your bank name, your bank account = number, your private telephone and fax number for easier and effective communication and location where the money will be transfer. Upon receipt of = your reply, I will send to you by fax or email the text of the application. I = will not fail to bring to your notice that this transaction is hitch free and = that you should not entertain any atom of fear as all required arrangements = have been made for the transfer. Let truth and honesty be our watchword in this transaction while I look = forward to receiving your immediate response through my security contact = information below. Yours faithfully, David Ephraim --fbe7f310-daae-4efd-8fdf-78b30ca0c71a--