A Scam Email with the Subject "NEED YOUR HELP." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 10 Jan 2010 13:12:17 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was Dinther Helmut <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
-- Mr. Dinther Helmut Udo Valiant Privatbank AG Bundesplatz 4 Bern - CH 3001 Switzerland. Confidential Tel : +870-764107753 Confidential Fax : +870-764107751 Hello, I am contacting you on a business transaction of a huge sum of money from a deceased account, though I know a transaction of this magnitude Will make any one apprehensive and worried, but I’m assuring you that all will be well at the end of the day and this is why I have contact you to seek your attention and have you stand as the next of kin to the deceased. We discovered an abandoned sum of (Seven million five hundred Thousand United States dollars) in an account that belongs to one of our foreign customer who died along side with his entire family, and ever since his death none of his next of kin or relations has come forward to lay claim for this funds We cannot release the funds from his account unless someone applies for claim as the next of kin to the deceased as indicated on our banking regulations upon this discovery we now seek your permission to have you Stand as a next of kin to the deceased in which all documentations will be carefully worked out by us for the (Seventeen million five hundred Thousand united States dollars) to be released in your favour as the next of kin to the deceased for this may interest you to know that we have secured from the Probate an order of mandamus to locate any of the deceased beneficiaries. Kindly acknowledge receipt of this message in acceptance of our mutual business endeavor by furnishing me with the following; 1. Beneficiary name and contact address. 2. Direct telephone, fax and Mobile numbers. 3. Date of birth and occupation. These requirements will enable us file letter of claim to the appropriate department and authorities for necessary approvals for the release of funds in your favour before the transfer can be made to you we will be compensating you with thirty percent of the total sum on final conclusion of this project, and the rest belong to us. If this proposal is acceptable by you, do not take undue advantage of the trust We have bestowed in you. NB: If you are willing to assist me, including the information\\\\\\\'s i have requested from you, call me on my confidential tel: +870-764107753. For further details on what to do next. I await your response and call. Please call me and respond to email: email@example.com Regards. Mr. Dinther Helmut Udo. Confidential Tel: +870-764107753 Confidential Fax: +870-764107751