This email with the subject "ENQUIRY FROM MR. HANS DUKE" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 29 Jul 2009 02:04:08 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "MR. HANS DUKE"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
From: Mr. Hans Duke Amalgamated Bank of South Africa (ABSA) Tel: +27 718107242 Dear friend, I know that this e-mail will come to you as a surprise since we don't know each other before now but permit me to use this medium to contact you. For the purpose of introduction, I am Mr. Hans Duke the Manager Private Investment branch of Amalgamated Bank of South Africa (ABSA) One of our clients (Mr. Philip Moore) died in 2005 and left an investment with us up to the tune of US$5Million without any next of kin. Our records proves as much. Furthermore, he also has an investment portfolio with Barclays Bank of United Kingdom worth Ј10million. Because my bank (ABSA) is affiliated with Barclays Bank and we oversee all his financial investment, I am aware of these funds. Usually, any financial investment that is dormant for a certain period of time is taken into the bank's treasury as an unclaimed bill. My bank being aware of the death of Mr. Philip Moore and the non-provision of next of kin is proposing to term these funds as unclaimed bill. This prompted me to act. I went and discussed with the personal attorney of Mr. Mr. Philip Moore and we agreed to enter into business with you. Here is your proposed role in this business: Provision of an off-shore account where we could transfer these funds. The account could be your personal or company's account; it does not matter. Acting as the next of kin to Mr. Philip Moore (late). To this, we are going to work it out with the personal attorney of Mr. Philip Moore in the most legal way possible. Please, if your are interested, get back to me as soon as you read this mail so that we could discuss and agree on the percentage entitlement to every party involved and actually commence the transaction in order to accomplish it before the end of this fiscal quarter when the Board of Directors of my bank will sit again. Expecting your prompt positive response through my direct e-mail. email@example.com Best regards, Mr. Han duke