The Scamdex Scam Email Archive - Advance Fee Fraud/419 o

Subject:  Confidential Message/Personal not junk
From:  "Mr. Matthew Scotch"<>
Date:  Tue, 04 Jan 2011 03:18:09 -0800

A Scam Email with the Subject "Confidential Message/Personal not junk" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 04 Jan 2011 03:18:09 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Mr. Matthew Scotch"<>, although it may have been spoofed.

From: Matthew Scotch
Santander Bank, UK

Dear: Friend,

I am Mr. Matthew Scotch, the Auditor General, Santander Bank UK . In the course of my auditing, I 
discovered a floating fund in an account, which was opened in 1990 at Abbey National Bank which was 
bought over by Santander group belonging to a dead foreigner who died in 1999. Every effort made to 
track any member of his family or next of kin has since failed; hence I got in contact with you to 
stand as his next of kin since you bear the same last name. He died leaving no heir or a will.

My intention is to transfer this sum of $5.5M in the aforementioned account to a safe account 
overseas. I am therefore proposing that you quietly partner with me and provide an account or set 
up a new one that will serve the purpose of receiving this fund. For your assistance in this 
venture, I am ready to part with a good percentage of the entire funds. After going through the 
deceased person's records and files, I discovered that:

(1) No one has operated this account since 1999
(2) He died without an heir; hence the money has been floating.
(3) No other person knows about this account and there was no known beneficiary.

If I do not remit this money urgently, it would be forfeited and subsequently converted to 
company's funds, which will benefit only the directors of my firm. This money can be approved to 
you legally as with all the necessary documentary approvals in your name. However, you would be 
required to show some proof of claim, which I will provide you with and also guide you on how to 
make your applications.

Please do give me a reply so that I can send you detailed information on the modalities of my 
proposition. I completely trust you to keep this proposition absolutely confidential. Kindly 
forward your telephone number where I can reach you easily. I look forward to your prompt response.

Best Regards,
Mr. Matthew Scotch