A Scam Email with the Subject "stand this claim" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 28 Feb 2011 08:14:40 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was Zhou <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
I know that this letter may come to you as a surprise, I must apologize for taking some of your valuable time to explain a proposal that I believe will be of utmost benefit to us. I am manager of bill and exchange at the foreign remittance department of a bank. In my department we discovered an abandoned sum of 6.555.000.00 MILLION U.S.A dollars in an account that belongs to one of our foreign customer who died along with his entire family in air plane crash in Parison Tuseday 25 July2000.
Since the bank got information about his death we have been expecting his next of kin to come over and claim his money because we cannot release the fund unless somebody applies for it as next of kin or relation to the deceased as indicated in our banking guidelines and laws but unfortunately we learnt that all his supposed next of kin died alongside with him at the plane crash leaving nobody behind for the claim and our banking law and guideline here stipulates that if such money remains unclaimed after six years, such money will be moved into the banking treasurer as unclaimed fund.
The request of a foreigner as next of kin in this business is occasioned by the fact that the deceased customer was a foreigner and be Burkina cannot stand as next of kin. 25% of the total money will be for you as a foreign partner while 5% will be set aside to cover any expenses that might be incurred during the process oftransfering the fund to your nominated bank account.If you're willing to handle this deal with me kind get back me with your Private telephone and fax numbers for easy communication/your personal picture to enable me know whom Iâm dealing with. I will send to you the application form which you will apply directly to the bank.
Noteâs demand the lightest trust from you to keep this business strictly confidential for security reasons as you may know that the bank don't know that I am the one who contacted you to stand for this claim.