This email with the subject "URGENT PAYMENT OF UNCLAIMED FUNDS!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 23 Dec 2010 07:47:39 -0800 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "Fortis Prime Fund Solutions"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Sir, Re: Payment of Abandoned Funds; The Office of the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice makes justice accessible to all and ensures that all verified claims for unpaid Inheritance money are dealt with in an efficient manner consistent with the ideals of democracy and the rule of law in order to promote economic growth as set forth in the Inheritance Payment Regulations. In view of the above, several petitions were filed through the Office of the Lord Chancellor against delays and frustrations in payment of inheritance Funds; On September 7, 2010, in a class action lawsuit, the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice ruled on the part of beneficiaries that the concerned agencies must settle all unpaid inheritance fund claims. NOTICE As a result of that decision, The Office of the Superintendent of Abandoned Funds in providing banking and administration service wishes to inform you that we have received authentications and identifications of the owners of abandoned funds which were left unclaimed. And following the final conclusion of investigations with a clean bill of findings, your name was short-listed as one of the beneficiaries. You are entitled to a total sum of 5,157,000 USD (Five Million, One Hundred and Fifty Seven Thousand US Dollars only). This payment will be processed in your favour on Draft No. 1027673 “to be Drawn under [BARCLAYS BANK] on Swift No FIN549 CUSTOMER CREDIT” through the Fiscal Office of Abandoned Funds. Our responsibility is to ensure that due process is followed and your interest protected in the processing and release of your inheritance. You are advised to reconfirm your details as follows to enable us verify the information we have in our file to tally with your payment information with the Office of the Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice to avoid mistake during payment as we will not be held responsible for wrong payment. 1. YOUR FULL NAME 2. YOUR ADDRESS Also, please indicate your preferred choice of payment as we will start to process your payment immediately we receive your reply. 1. Key Tested Telegraphic Transfer (KTT) 2. Bank Draft 3. ATM Debit Card Payment System Most importantly, please quote this reference number when replying: XCB/BOE/INH-43773/UK/BK; Sincerely, Stephen Jones CBE Director General, Access to Justice / Unclaimed Funds Office.