A Scam Email with the Subject "I NEED YOUR ASSISTANCE AND TRUST" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 04 Dec 2010 06:52:37 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "MR JERRY SONG"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM MR.JERRY SONG AUDITING AND ACCOUNTING UNIT FOREIGN REMITTANCE DEPARTMENT AGRICULTURAL BANK. PRIVATE EMAIL: email@example.com Greetings Dear Friend, My name is Mr.Jerry Song, an Auditing /Accounting Officer Agricultural Bank. I got your information in a professional database when I was searching for a reliable, honest and trustworthy person to entrust this business with. I have urgent and very confidential business proposition for you, during my audit exercise in my department early today for the year records, i discovered an abandoned sum of Fifteen million Five hundred thousand United States Dollars (US$15,500,000.00) in an account that belongs to our late customer, a German Estate Tycoon (Christian G. Eich) who died along with his wife and entire family on 25th July 2000, Air France Concorde flight 4590 plane crash. Before his death, he made a numbered time (Fixed) deposit for twenty four calendar months valued at Fifteen Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars only(US$15,500,000.00) in my branch upon maturity. I sent a routine notification to his forwarding address but got no reply, finally we discovered from his contract employers the Elton Oil that Christian G. Eich died on Air France Concorde flight 4590 plane crash. On further investigation, I found out that he died without making "WILL" and all attempts to trace his next of kin were fruitless. I therefore made further investigation and discovered that he did not declare any next of kin or relations in all his official documents, including his bank deposit paperwork in our bank. This sum of US$15,500,000.00 is still sitting in our bank with the principal sum without claims And i don't want the money to go into our bank treasury account as an abandoned fund, The Banking law and guideline here stipulates that if such money remained unclaimed after five (5) years, the money will be transferred into the Bank treasury as unclaimed fund. Consequently, my proposal is that I will like to present you as the next of kin to Christian G. Eich. This transaction is very simple and 100% risk free,in as much as I will present you to our bank officially for this claims. 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 the law. Please consider my official positions, reputation A bank account in any part of the world, which you will provide will then facilitate the transfer of this money to you as the beneficiary or next of kin. You can send an empty account to receive the funds, provided that the account is capable to receive incoming funds Upon receipt of your reply, i will give you full details on how the business will be executed and also note that you will have 45% of the above mentioned sum if you agree to handle this business with me and 5% will be set aside for any expenses that arise on the process before the fund get into your account such as telephone call bills (etc) while 50% will go for me. Thereafter I will visit your country for disbursement according to the percentages indicated. I advise you to keep this as a "Top Secret" as I am still in service and intend to retire from service after I conclude this deal with you. If you are willing to assist me provide me with below details 1. Name in full: .................. 2. Address: ....................... 3. Nationality: ................... 4. Age: ........................... 5. Sex. ........................... 6. Occupation: .................... 7. Marital status: ................ 8. Phone no: ...................... I look forward expecting to hear from you. You can reply through this email address. (firstname.lastname@example.org) Best regards Mr.Jerry Song. email@example.com NB:To read more about Christian G.Eich, visit this site: Http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/859479.stm