A Scam Email with the Subject "DEAR FRIEND" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 19 Feb 2010 23:09:44 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was MR. ANDY TAN (AUDITOR) <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, My name is Mr. Andy Tan. I trained and work as an external auditor, with Royal Bank of Malaysia. On routine audit check last month, I happen to find some investment accounts that had been dormant for over fourteen years. All the accounts belong to a single one account holder with monies totaling a little above $17.9 million United States Dollars. Further investigations of the said account reveal that the investor had died in 1995-the exact time the account was last operated. I also can confirm with absolute certainty that the said investor died interstate, and no next-of-kin to his estate has been found or come forward all these years. Now, banking regulation/legislation here in Malaysia demand that I do notify the fiscal authorities of dormant accounts of this type! Indeed after a statutory time span of fifteen years, dormant accounts of this type are called in as unclaimed funds by the monetary regulatory body of Malaysia. The above set of fact is the reason why I have contacted you. I am of the settled conviction that using our insider leverage, we (I am working on this with one other Auditor), working with you can secure the funds instead of allowing it pass as unclaimed funds into the coffers of the Government of Malaysia. This is especially possible as we will present you as a business partner to the said investor. I have all relevant information to validate our claim presenting you as next-of-Kin and all we will do shall be within the confines of all Malaysia regulating Statutes. All I ask is your co-operation and trust and all I can say at this time is that the compensation will be worth every effort and commitment that you will bring into this transaction. . On receipt of your response, I shall provide you with my private telephone number with which we shall speak and upon which I shall furnish you with greater details of this transaction. I do expect to hear from you. Yours sincerely, Mr. Andy Tan.