Scam Emails Archive : Generic

Subject: Acknowledge Receipt

From: "Peter Thomas"<>

This email with the subject "Acknowledge Receipt" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 29 Nov 2010 11:35:55 -0800 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.

The sender was "Peter Thomas"<>, although it may have been spoofed.


I want to bring to your attention, facts on an important transaction. Notice was issued to all 
financial institutions with National Savings and Investments to estimate the value of its unclaimed 
assets in savings with no customer activity for long periods with a view to harness around $1bn 
lying dormant in the nations bank and building society accounts for re-investment.
Financial assets are considered unclaimed when contact with an owner or beneficiary is lost for an 
extended period claims. This often happens due to a name change after marriage or divorce, an 
unreported change of address or expired postal forwarding order, incomplete business transactions, 
illegible records and result of computer and clerical errors. When owners fail to  claim an asset 
over a specified number of years known as the dormancy period, these funds which are held by 
financial institutions including but not limited to banks, stock brokers, utilities, employers, 
life insurance companies and others - transfer custody to a special trust account in a process 
known as escheat.

I have details of an already dormant account containing US$8.4 Million (Eight Million Four Hundred 
Thousand United States Dollar) which has already been marked as unclaimed asset and will be 
reverted to the ownership of the treasury without any further claims notice. Routine mails have 
been sent to the listed address concerning the bank deposit without any response.
My proposition to you is to seek your consent, and to present you as the next-of-kin and 
beneficiary to the account, since you have the same last name as the name on the account. This 
means that the proceeds of the bank account would be paid to you as his next of kin or the 
legitimate beneficiary. We would then share the percentage on a mutually agreed-upon 60% for me and 
40% to your kind self.

This  will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that would protect you from any breach of the 
law. Everything will be carried out according to the law.
If this business proposition offends your moral and ethic values, do accept my sincere apology. I 
must use this opportunity to implore you to exercise the utmost indulgence to keep this matter 
extraordinary confidential, whatever your decision, while I await your prompt  response.

Yours Faithfully,

Mr. Peter Thomas
Personnel Management

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