This email with the subject "LETTER TO YOU" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 12 Feb 2007 20:07:12 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Jan Rudolf <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
I hope this letter finds you well. While this email will definitely be coming to you as a surprise, please take a moment of your time to read this. It is very important. I am Dr. Steinhauser Jan Rudolf, working in a bank in The Netherlands.However I got your address through the International web directory online. The fact is, one of our foreign customer DR. ALHAJI. ASHARY IBRAHIM ABDULHAMEED from Saudi Arabia who made a numbered time (Fixed) Deposit for twelve calendar months, valued at US$45,800,000.00 (Forty Five Million Eight Hundred Thousand United State Dollars) only in our bank. 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, the Petroleum and Mineral Resources Saudi Arabia that DR. ALHAJI. ASHARY IBRAHIM ABDULHAMEED died from an automobile accident. On further investigation, we found out that he died without making a WILL and all attempts to trace his next of kin were fruitless. I therefore made further investigation and discovered that DR. ALHAJI. ASHARY IBRAHIM ABDULHAMEED did not declare any kin or relations in all his official documents, including his Bank Deposit paperwork in my Bank. This sum of US$45.8 Million is still sitting in my Bank and the interest is being rolled over with the principal sum at the end of each month. No one will ever come forward to claim it. According to Laws of this Bank, at the expiration of 5(Five) years, the money will revert to the ownership of the Netherlands 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 Next of Kin to DR. ALHAJI. ASHARY IBRAHIM ABDULHAMEED so that the fruits of this old man's labor will not get into the hands of some corrupts Government officials. This is simple, I will like you to provide me immediately your FULL NAMES, TELEPHONE and FAX NUMBERS and ADDRESS so that my attorney will prepare the necessary documents and affidavits that will put you in Place as the next of kin. We shall discuss the percentage of sharing in your response. The request for a foreigner as Next of Kin in this business is occasioned by the fact that the customer was a foreigner and a citizen here cannot stand as next of kin to a foreigner. I therefore solicit for your assistance to come forward as the next of kin in this business. So if you are interested I advice you to write me your plan and send me your detains through my private email below in order for me to send you the whole arrangement about this transaction. Hope to get your understanding, trust and capability of handling this transaction. Thanks for your understanding. Yours faithfully, Dr. Steinhauser Jan Rudolf Email:firstname.lastname@example.org Private Email:email@example.com