This email with the subject "Please assist nrznttps" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 29 Jun 2004 04:59:48 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was firstname.lastname@example.org, although it may have been spoofed.
I am Mr. Gilbert Smith, Branch Manager,Asset Trust Finance,London. Good day, I am contacting you because of a business concerning a huge sum of money from a deceased deposit in the Finance company where I work here in England. Though I know that a transaction of this magnitude will make any one apprehensive and worried, but I am assuring you that all will be well at the end of the day. I actually decided to contact you due to the urgency of this transaction. PROPOSITION; On January 6th 2000, one Mr. Claude Brian Best, an American National,a consultant/contractor with Gardiner & Theobald,a leading firm of project and cost management consultants, made a numbered time (Fixed) Deposit,valued at £9,500,000.00(Nine Million,Five Hundred Thousand Pounds) for twelve calender months in my Bank Branch. Upon Maturity, we 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 (Gardiner & Theobald) that Mr. Claude Brian Best died from an automobile accident. On further investion, it was discovered that he died without making a WILL and all attempts to trace his next of kin was fruitless. On further investigations, it was discovered that Late Mr. Claude Brian Best did not declare any next of kin or relations in all his official documents, including his Bank Deposit paper work here at the Bank. The total sum, £9,500,000.00 is still in my bank and the interest is being rolled over with the principal sum at the end of each year. No one will ever come forward to claim it. In accordance with the Federal banking Laws and constitution, at the expiration of 5 (five) years, the money will revert to the ownership of the Government if nobody applies as the next of Kin to claim the funds. Consequently, I shall present you as a foreign partner to stand in as the next of kin to late Mr. Claude Brian Best so that you and I can benefit from the fruits of this old man's labour. Upon acceptance of this proposal, I shall send to you the Asset Trust Finance "Next of Kin Payment Application Form" as well as detailed information on how this deal would be transacted. We shall employ the services of a solicitor for the drafting of the LAST WILL & TESTAMENT of Late Mr. Claude Brian Best and to obtain all other relevant papers in your name for the necessary documentations for payment approval in my bank headquarters in your favour. The money will be shared in the ratio: Sixty percent for me, thirty five percent for you and five percent for any arising contigencies during the course of this transaction. I guarantee that this will be executed under legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law as I will use my position as the Bank's Branch Manager to secure approvals and guarantee the successful execution of this transaction. Please be informed that your utmost confidentiality is required. If this interests you, please reply me immediately via the private email address below and please include your private telephone number for voice contact and fax number so I can provide you with more details and relevant documents that will help you understand the transaction. Email:email@example.com Awaiting your urgent reply. Thanks. Best regards, Mr. Gilbert Smith