This email with the subject "Attention Good Friend" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 20 Jun 2010 09:42:43 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Mr. Karl Adam"<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
INTERNATIONAL REMITTANCE DEPARTMENT NATIONAL WESTMINSTER BANK PLC (NatWest) 45 FULHAM BROADWAY LONDON SW6 1AG, UNITED KINGDOM Personal and Highly Confidential Attention: Good Friend, I have a proposal for you, this however is not mandatory nor will I in any manner compel you to honor against your will. I am Mr. Karl Adam, and work with the above bank. Here in this bank existed a dormant account for the past 8 years which was recovered by the United Nation (UN) as these Funds where identified either as ghost account or over invoice. When I discovered that there had been no deposits nor withdrawals from this account for this long period, I decided to carry out a system investigation and discovered that no beneficiary has come forward for the claim of these funds. This is a story in a nutshell. As it is my duty to recommend the transfer of these surplus funds to the reserve account and treasury of the British Government reserve account as unclaimed deposits, I have the opportunity to write you based on the instructions I received 2 days ago from the British Government to submit the list of payment reports/expenditures and audited reports of revenues. Now I want an account overseas where the bank will transfer this funds.Thereafter, I had planned to destroy all related documents for this deal transaction. It is a careful network and for the past eleven months I have worked out everything to ensure a hitch-free operation. The amount is not so much at the moment and plus all the accumulated interest the balance in this account stands at-(4.1 MILLION GREAT BRITISH POUNDS). Now my questions are:- 1. Can you handle this project? 2. Can I give you this trust? 3. What will be your commission? If you can sponsor this transfer. Consider this and get back at me as soon as possible. Finally, it is our humble prayer that the information as contained herein be accorded the necessary attention, urgency as well as the secrecy it deserves. I Expect your urgent response if you can handle this project. I am expecting your urgent response as soon as you receive my message. Kindly send any message through my alternative email addresses below for security measures thus;(firstname.lastname@example.org) Anticipating your quick response. Yours sincerely. Mr. Adam Karl Manager Foreign Remittance Dept National West Minister Bank London UK Electronic E-mail: email@example.com