This email with the subject "ESTATE OF KAYANI!!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 10 Nov 2010 07:50:11 -0800 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "MERKI WILFRIED CONSULT"<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Attn: Dear Friend, Assalamu alaikum, I am Barr. Carl Adamson (SAE) principal partner Merki Wilfried consultants based in the United Kingdom. I propose to you a business transaction that is of mutual benefit and highly profitable. I am the Legal and Financial consultant that was mandated by late Mr.Khattak Kayani a Pakistani that was killed in Wazaristan on may 2009 along with over 500 other people including the entire members of his family. Mr.Khattak Kayani deposited the sum of 9 million GBP (nine million British Pounds) in a bank in the United KIngdom before his sudden and unfortunate death, the money was for investment purposes which was to be managed by me. It is over a year since his death and nobody has come forward to lay claims to the funds, this is because their is no surviving member of his immediate family who will stand as the next of kin to claim the deposited funds in the bank. This is why I am contacting you to present yourself as the beneficiary to Mr.Khattak Kayani, as a fellow Arab/Asian this will not raise any suspicion on the part of the bank, You have nothing to worry about for I will use my position to ensure that all neccessary documentations are provided to back your claims. All I need is your co-operation and honesty for the smooth execution of this transaction. For your co-operation and contribution we will share the 9 million GBP in this ratio, 10% to cover any expenses that will be incured in the course of this transaction, 50% for me and 40% for you. Please forward the following informations immediately to :- firstname.lastname@example.org FULL NAME: ADDRESS: PHONE NUMBER: OCCUPATION: AGE: PLACE OF ORIGIN: SEX: Once I receive this informations I will immediately inform the Bank and start the process of claiming your inheritance funds. I trust you will keep this transaction close to your heart, please do not discuss this transaction with anybody because it might jeopardise the success of this transaction, I want you to understand that the American air strikes were responsible for the death of Mr.Khattak Kayani, his family and the over 500 people that lost their lives on that sad day of may 2009, unfortunately, instead of the American government to issue an apology and compensate surviving members of the deceaseds families, they went on to classify them as Taliban members, this is very much untrue because my client was a law abiding and genuine business man who was a big time cotton merchant. I hope you understand why this transaction must be kept strictly confidential, I do not want anything that will arise the suspicion of the bank or the British government, because if unnecessary enquiries are made about Mr.Khattak Kayani, it may make the bank authorities to make further investigations about the circumstances sorrounding his death and this may lead to the seizure of the funds deposited with the bank. This transaction should not exceed seven official working days, for I will use my position to influence the prompt execution of the release of the deposited funds. I pray I can rely on your maturity and believe that you will not betray this immense trust I have in you. Yours faithfully, Barr. Carl Adamson (SAE) Merki Wilfried Legal Consulting Linden Close Winterbourne South Gloucestershire BS48 hG England. +44-753-43-26068 +44-702-404-6874