This email with the subject "URGENT REPLY" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 27 Jan 2010 14:32:17 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was NAT WEST BANK <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
RE: TRANSFER OF £ 25(twenty FIVE MILLION British pounds sterling )
REPLY TO THESE EMAIL;(firstname.lastname@example.org.)
I am Dr, Donhill Max, the Auditor NAT WEST Bank Of London, during the course of our auditing, I discovered a floating fund in an account opened in the bank in a yr 2008 and since 2009 and now nobody has operated this account again. After going through some old files in the records I discovered that the owner of the account died without a [beneficiary] hence the money is floating and if I do not remit this money out urgently it will be forfeited for nothing.
The owner of this account is Mr. Howard Sweeney, a foreigner, a miner and an industrialist. He made millions of pounds before he died mysteriously .Since 2008 no other person knows about this account or any thing concerning it. My investigation proved to me that the account has no other beneficiary and that Mr.Howard Sweeney until his death was the manager Sweeney Coy.(pty). SA. We will start the first transfer with Six million pounds [£6,000,000.British] upon successful transaction without any disappoint from your side, we shall re-apply for the payment of the remaining amount to your account.
The amount involved is (GBP 25M.) twenty FIVE million pounds, United kingdom only. I want to first transfer £2,000.000 [Two million pounds United kingdom] from this money into a safe foreigners account abroad before the rest, but I don't know any foreigner..I am revealing this to you with believe in God that you will never let me down in this business. Also send your private telephone number and fax number including the full details of the account to be used for the deposit. I need your strong assurance that you will never let me down in this business proposition.
With my influence and my position in the bank and official whom are working in our favor we can transfer this money to foreigner's reliable account which you can provide with assurance that this money will be intact pending our physical arrival in your country for sharing.
The bank official will destroy all documents of transaction immediately we receive this money leaving no trace to any place and to build confidence you can come immediately to discuss with me face to face after which I will make this remittance in your presence and three of us will fly to your country at least two days ahead of the money going into the account. At the conclusion of this business, you will be given 25% of the total amount,30% will be for me, while 5% will be for expenses both parties might have incurred during the process of transferring.
I look forward to your earliest response, (email@example.com)
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