A Scam Email with the Subject "PLEASE ACKNOWLEDGED THIS MAIL." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 11 Jan 2006 11:08:08 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was Vlado Cherekez. <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Mr.Vlado Cherkez. Central Bank of SCG K.Aleksandra 124-126 Belgrade 11000 SCG (ex YU). Dear Friend, I cant imagine how you will feel receiving a sudden business letter from a remote country in far away SCG (ex YU) and probably from someone you are not closely related with. But all the same, I believe we do not need to be of blood relatives before we can establish cordial/business relationship. Having said this,I think it is very important at this juncture to introduce myself to you. I am Mr.Vlado Cherkez, Head: Enterprise Wide Risk and member of the executive and risk committees of Central Bank,SCG.I got your email address from the Internet.This is an urgent and very confidential business proposition. On June 6, 2000,a Foreign Oil consultant/contractor with the SCG (ex YU), Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Mr.Williams Smith made a numbered time(Fixed) Deposit for twelve calendar months, valued at US$26,500,000.00,(Twenty-six Million, five hundred thousand Dollars).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 National Petroleum Corporation that Mr.Williams Smith 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.Williams Smith did not declare any kin or relations in all his official documents,including his Bank Deposit paperwork in my Bank. This sum of US$26,500,000.00 has carefully been fixed in my bank for safekeeping.No one will ever come forwardtoclaim it. According to SCG Law, at the expiration of 5 (five) years, the money will revert to the ownership of the 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 owner of the money which was fixed deposited in my bank. I am writing you because I as a public servant,i cannot operate a foreign account. I want to present you as the owner of the funds so you can be able to claim them with the help of my attorney. This is simple.I will like you to provide immediately your full names and address so that the Attorney will prepare the necessary documents which will put you in place as the beneficiary of the funds. The money will be moved out for us to share In the ratio of 70% for me and 30% for you. The paperwork for this transaction will be done by the Attorney If you are interested, please reply immediately via my email address and Upon your response,I shall then provide you with more details that will help you understand the transaction. Please observe utmost confidentiality, and be rest assured that this transaction would be most profitable for both of us because I shall require your assistance to invest my share in real estate within your country. Due to the nature of confidentiality in this Transaction our communication can only be via email and fax mostly. Awaiting your urgent reply via email. Thanks and my regards. Mr.Vlado Cherkez. PLEASE RESPOND TO MY PRIVATE EMAIL: email@example.com