A Scam Email with the Subject "Please Read Carefully & Understand ." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 06 Dec 2009 02:40:11 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was Paul Allen <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Please Read Carefully & Understand . I am Mr Paul Allen, an Accounts officer with the UBA bank. The issue I am presenting to you is a case of one of my late customer, a US national who died in a plane crash leaving an unclaimed treasury bills (Bonds) with my bank. In 2003, my late customer invested in treasury bill bonds here in my Bank totalling USD$ 5.8 million USA Dollars ($5,800,000.00) which was due to be collected in 2007 with accrued dividends. On my yearly appraisal of my customers at the turn of every year, I discovered that this fixed deposit remained overdue for retrieval. I had put up series of mails and bank notifications to him which were sent back uncollected. I later discovered that he passed on along with his wife and all of his family in a tragic air crash in June 2003. Since his death in 2003, I have managed his account expecting any of his extended relatives to come forward to claim his money but all attempts to trace his relatives over the years has been fruitless since he did not declare any of his relative's information in his banking records with us. Added to this, professional ethics obligates us to act with extreme confidentiality when dealing with clients accounts of this type. According to the banking law, the money will be bequeathed to the government if it remains unclaimed after 7 years. However, I don't belong to that school of thought who proposes that the fortunes of unlucky people be given to the government and I am fully convinced that no one would turn up to execute the letter of Administration to claim his funds,hence I decided to contact you to come in as the next of kin to my late customer so that the funds totalling $5,800,000.00 can then be transferred to your nominated bank account in your country within 10 working days after we have filed in your claims transfer application to the bank. Again, I feel that you may be apprehensive and consider this amount too big for you to defend. It does not matter, as there are documents to back it up. This transaction is risk free and as an account officer with the bank, you can be rest assured that all documents to enable you get this fund as the next of kin will be carefully worked out. Do not be bothered that you are not related in any way to my late customer as I am in position to affix your name as the next of kin. I need not emphasize the confidentiality of this issue and I therefore appeal to you not discuss this request with anybody, even if you decline to take full advantage of this great and urgent opportunity in my bank. I look forward to your quick reply Sincerely, Mr Paul Allen