A Scam Email with the Subject "Dear Friend, HAPPY NEW YEAR 2011/ REPLY IF INTERESTED" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 04 Jan 2011 23:09:20 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "NEWMAN CHRIS"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, I am Mr.Newman Chris, a staff with HSBC Bank PLC LONDON. I have urgent and very confidential business proposal for you. A Spanish Goldconsultant/contractor with the South African Mining Company, MRS CEPARO GRANT ROMAN made a numbered time (Fixed) Deposit for (3) Three years, valued at ?9.5M (Nine Million,Five Hundred Thousand Great British Pounds Only) in my branch. Upon maturity, I sent a routine notification to his forwarding address but got no reply. After a month, we sent a reminder and finally we discovered from his contract employers, the South African Solid Gold Corporation that MRS CEPARO GRANT ROMAN died in an underground train crash in the eastern city of Valencia Spain as Victims of the Tuesday,4 July 2006, Incident that befall the Spanish, the bank is still unrelenting in its bid to contact any of the relatives to claim This money, you can confirm through this website: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/5143738.stm On further investigation, I found out that she died without making a WILL, and all attempts to trace his next of kin was fruitless. I therefore made further investigation and discovered that MRS CEPARO GRANT ROMAN did not declare any kin or relations in all his official documents, including his Bank Deposit paperwork in my Bank. This sum of ?9.5M is still sitting in my Bank. my proposal is that I will like you as a foreigner to stand in as the next of kin to MRS CEPARO GRANT ROMAN, I will like you to provide immediately the below information so that the attorney will prepare the necessary documents and affidavits that will put you in place as the next of kin. The Attorney will draft and notarization of the WILL and to obtain the necessary documents and letter of probate/administration in your favour for the transfer. The money will be paid into your account for us to share in the ratio of 50% for me and 50% for you. There is no risk at all as all the paperwork for this transaction will be done by the attorney and my position as a prominent official of HSBC guarantees the successful execution of this transaction. If you are interested, please reply immediately via the private email address above. Upon your response, I shall then provide you with more details and relevant documents that will help you understand the transaction. Please send me the below information, Please observe utmost confidentiality, and rest assured that this transaction would be most profitable for both of us because I shall require your assistance to invest my share in your country. Full Name: Current Address: Phone, Fax, Mobile Numbers: Profession: Marital Status: Age: Nationality: Copy Of Your Identification(International Passport Or Drivers License) Thank you for finding time to read this as I await your urgent reply via my confidential email address: E-mail: email@example.com Mr.Newman Chris E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org