This email with the subject "URGENT" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 19 Oct 2010 23:48:16 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "McMAHON" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
PRIVATE/ URGENT Dear Sir/ Madam, My name is Mrs. Helen McMahon; I work as an external auditor for the United Overseas Bank (UOB) Vancouver, Canada. Working as part of a bigger team, that covers the entire Canadian region. I have taken pains to find your contact through personal endeavours. On routine audit check last month, I discovered an investment account that has been dormant for the last Sixteen (16) years. The account belongs to one man with monies totalling ($27.1 Million United States Dollars). This set of facts is my reason for writing and making the following proposal to you. The investor died in 1993-the exact time the account was last operated, I can confirm with certainty that the said investor died interstate and none of his next-of-kin was found or has come forward all these years. I am of the settled conviction that using my insider leverage and working with you can secure the funds in the account for the both of us and can be used for charity purposes, helping the needy instead of allowing it pass as an unclaimed fund for the Authorities to share themselves. It is 100% possible as you bear the same LAST NAME to the late investor and can stand as his extended relative. This is exactly why I need your participation and co-operation in this matter. I have seized all relevant documents (Legal and Banking) that will facilitate my putting you forward as the claimant/beneficiary of the funds and ultimately transfer the money to any account nominated by you any where in the World. Your SHARE for this claim will be 40% from the total fund for your co-operation. I shall however leave out the details of this transaction till I receive an affirmation of your desire to participate with me. Be assured that I am on top of the situation. There will be NO risk involved whatsoever if you agree to come on board. This should be kept as UTMOST CONFIDENTIAL between us. I guarantee that the transaction will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you and me from any breach of law. To affirm your willingness and cooperation to my proposal please contact me through fax or email stating the followings: (1) Full Name; (2) Telephone, Fax, and Mobile Numbers; (3) Postal Address: Your prompt response will be highly appreciated. Kind Regards, Mrs. Helen McMahon Tel: +1-778-785-6835 Fax: + 1-604-357-5377