A Scam Email with the Subject "Hello...." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 19 Aug 2011 16:26:48 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was Jonah Paul <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Good Day to you,
I am Mr. Jonah Paul, Chief Operating Officer with my Bank, This letter must come to you as a big surprise, but only a day people meet and become friends and business partners.
An Iraqi Foreign Oil consultant/contractor Mr. Thomas Stone made a fixed deposit with our bank in 2003, valued at US$16.500, 000.00.million.
He was among the dead victims of island of Java magnitude 6.2 earthquake, Indonesia, just outside the city of Bantul. on May 27, 2006.
Mr. Thomas stone did not mention any Next of Kin/Heir when the account was opened, and am his account officer, right now our bank did not know about Mr. Thomas Stone death, and if they happen to know my Bank Directors will take the funds for their personal use.
I am now seeking your co-operation to present you as Next of Kin to the account and my bank headquarters will release the money to you under a legitimate arrangement. so I am suggesting we share the fund, 40% for you while 55% of the fund will remain for me after successful transfer of the fund to your position until I join you there while the remaining 5% has been mapped out cover any expenses that might be involved. I want to do this deal is because in 4 months time i will resign from the Bank and start up my own company.
If you are interested to work with me, kindly send to me the following details;
(1) Your direct mobile/fax number.
(2) Your full name and country resident address.
(3) Your private E-mail address.
(4) Your Age
(5) Your Occupation
As soon as i receive your response with following information, I will then send you form to fill and send to the Bank legal department for the release of the money to your nominated account without wasting any time.
I will be waiting for your response.
Mr. Jonah Paul.