A Scam Email with the Subject "Please Confirm Receipt!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 12 Nov 2010 06:02:13 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Mr Katsuya Nakai" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
HSBC BANK kashi Hongoku-cho Chuo-ku, Tokyo 103-8660 Japan Name: Mr. Katsuya Nakai Email: email@example.com Attn: I know that this mail will come to you as a surprise, Please accept the content in good faith. I do not intend to cause any grief to you and your family. The reason for sending this mail is very fundamental to the doctrine of human privileges and right. My name is Mr Katsuya Nakai an account Auditor and the personal Account officer to the deceased, who is also a national of your country who died along with his wife and two sons in the Tube explosion between Momochihama, Sawara-ku Fukuoka the northeastern part of the former Sawara-gun here in Japan. My client was a successful and is an accomplished family man, who made enough fortune before his untimely death. Since then I had made several Inquiries through your Embassy to locate any of my clients extended relative but this exercise has proved unsuccessful. After several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to trace his relatives through the Internet, to locate any member of his family, not much progress was recorded. My late client was an influential wealthy businessman, and a consultant with the Japanese Institute of Mining and Metallurgy here in Japan and he left behind a deposit of Twelve Million Two Hundred Thousand United State Dollars only ($12.2Million USD). After the death of my client the senior officials of my bank contacted me, as his account officer to provide his next of kin who should inherit his funds. The board of directors of my bank adopted a resolution and I was mandated to provide his next of kin for the payment of this money within 28 Working days or forfeit the money to the bank as an abandoned property. My superior here in my bank had planned to invoke the abandoned property decree of 1996 to confiscate the funds after the expiration of the period given to me. Fortunately, I came across your name, to my greatest astonishment; I discovered that you and our late client are same nationals. Being convinced that you may be related with my late client or that you might provide clue to my search, I therefore, decided to contact with these facts before me, because of the similarities. By virtue of my closeness to the deceased and his immediate family, I am very much aware of my client financial standing and the bank account he operates. I have reasoned very professionally and I feel it will be legally proper to present you as the next of kin of my deceased client, so that you can be paid the funds left in his bank account. I therefore seek your consent to present you as the Next of Kin to the Deceased since you are at an advantage, and equally from the same country that the proceeds of this Bank Account valued at US$12,200,000.00, (Twelve Million Two Hundred United state Dollars) can be paid to you. We shall both share the funds. 55% for me and 40% to you, while 5% should be for Expenses or your Government may require as Tax. I shall assemble all the necessary Legal Documents that will be used to back up your claim. All I require is your honest cooperation to enable us seeing this deal through. I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of law. Please get in touch with me by email to enable us discuss further. I will be expecting to hear from you. Regards, Mr. Katsuya Nakai