A Scam Email with the Subject "21/09/07 (Unclaimed Funds)." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 21 Sep 2007 16:54:47 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was "stanley Usat" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Good day. The NatWest bank holds millions of pounds in unclaimed property and missing money. Last year alone, we collected £44.8 million, of which less than £1 million was refunded. NatWest Bank unclaimed property statutes consider assets abandoned when contact with owners is lost - typically due to an unreported address change or the expiration of a postal forwarding order, name change after marriage or divorce, and incomplete or illegible records. When owners or heirs fail to claim the money over a specified number of years known as the dormancy period, holders - including banks, brokers, employers and life insurance companies - transfer the funds to a government trust account in a legal process known as escheat. Here this money awaits your claim, along with millions of unclaimed pounds held by NatWest Bank - including £13 million in unredeemed savings bonds, and hundreds of billions of pounds in unclaimed benefit checks and unclaimed entitlements. Note in addition to those that have neglected to claim assets to which they are directly entitled, millions of family members are unaware they’re entitled to collect unclaimed money owed deceased relatives who passed on without leaving an updated will. It is important that you make a proactive effort to claim this money, as most holders of unclaimed funds make virtually no effort to locate lost owners and heirs. Claims are generally honored in perpetuity, but there are time limits on some types of assets, so prompt action is advised. I have furthered my desire by acquiring the LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION. This legal document has now given me the power to administer the funds. It is now believed by the financial institutions involved, that the fund’s next of kin will be coming for claims in a short while. Do not be bothered that you are not related in any way to the unclaimed funds as I am in position to fix your name as the next of kin. Hopefully the whole Procedures will last only 7 working days to place you as the next of kin. Your remuneration as the anticipated next of kin and investment manager to the funds shall include an investment sharing ratio of 80/20. Twenty percent of gains shall be retained by you while the balance 80% shall be for me. PLEASE INDICATE YOUR INTEREST BY RESPONDING TO MY EMAIL ADDRESS WITH THE FOLLOWING INFO. Your name, address and telephone/fax numbers. I look forward to your response. Sincerely Stanley Usat