This email with the subject "URGENT INFORMATION" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 01 May 2011 22:12:10 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Azman Zakaria" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, I request to discuss this matter with you privately. Honestly, I believe your decision or advice in this information that I will explain to you will change my financial status and yours positively. My name is Barrister Azman Zakaria,I am a legal practitioner in Malaysia. I saw your contact and profile i decided that you could cooperate with me in this proposition. A client of mine was deceased 2007, in Malaysia. I am contacting you because you share the same surname as my deceased client and i felt that you could help me in the distribution of funding that were left in my deceased client's bank account. Presently, his account has accrued much interest since 2007, while the current balance in his account is Four Million Seven hundred thousand US Dollars (us$4.7M). This funds is closed to be declared UN-serviceable by the bank as there were no indicated next of kin or next of beneficiary of the funding in the bank account. I have been officially notified and instructed by the bank to provide and forward the particulars of the deceased next of kin so that the funds in his account can be remitted into his Next of Kin's account in accordance with the bank law, with a month surcharge of 5% to be deducted as an Escrow safe keeping fee of the bank account, so as to avoid the indefinite closure of the bank account. My proposition to you is to seek your consent, and to present your kind self as the next-of-kin and beneficiary of my deceased client, since you have the same last name with him. This means that the proceeds of his bank account would be paid to you as his next of kin or the legitimate beneficiary. When the proceeds in his bank account are paid to you, we would share the proceeds on a mutually agreed-upon percentage of 60% to me and 40% to your kind self and you will help me to invest. All the documents to back up your claim as my client's next-of-kin would be provided. The most important thing I would need is your honest cooperation in this proposition. This would be done under a legitimate arrangement that would protect you from any breach of the law. Let me know your decision in this issue, because your response to this proposal will make me give you further information to proceed with the initial step in this transaction. If this business proposition offends your moral and ethic values, do accept my sincere apology. Please contact me immediately if you are interested for further details. Best regards, Barrister Azman Zakaria.