This email with the subject "Business Deal" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 30 Jun 2012 07:45:10 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "John Mcfarland" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Greetings This letter must come to you as a big surprise, but I believe it is only a day that people meet and become great friends and business partners. I am Mr. John Mcfarland, currently Head of Corporate affairs with a reputable bank here in my country. I write you this proposal in good faith, believing that I can trust you with the information I am about to reveal to you. I have an urgent and very confidential business proposition for you. On November 6, 2002, a French Foreign Oil consultant/contractor with the CHEVRONPETROLEUM CORPORATION, Mr. Daniel Jean Moser made a (Fixed deposit) for 36 calendar months, valued at US$5,600,000.00 (Five Million Six hundred Thousand Dollars only) in my bank and I happen to be his account officer before I was moved to my present position recently. Upon maturity in 2005, as his account officer, it is my duty to notify him on the maturity date so I sent a routine notification to his forwarding address but the letter was returned undelivered. After sometime, I tried sending back the letter, but it was again returned and finally I discovered from his contract employers, Chevron Petroleum Corporation that Mr. Daniel Jean Moser died as a result ghastly car accident during one of his trips to his country France. On further investigation, I discovered that Mr. Daniel Jean Moser's family wife and only daughter died during the accident and was the reason why he did not declare any next of kin or relation in all his official documents,including his Bank Deposit paperwork in my Bank and did not leave any WILL. This sum of US$5,600,000.00 have been floating and placed under dormant/unserviceable account by my bank management since no one have heard from the owner since 2005. I wish to let you know that all the investigation I have made so far, my bank management is not aware of it, I am the only one that have the information. With the recent change of government/law in my country and with their efforts to support the United Nations in checkmating terrorism aid, government will pass a new financial control law which will give the government authority to interrogate account owners of above $5,000,000.00 to explain the source of the funds, making sure it is not for terrorism support. If I do not move this money out of the country immediately, by end of the year the government will definitely confiscate the money, because my bank cannot provide the account owner to explain the source of the money. I cannot directly transfer out this money without the help of a foreigner and that is why I am contacting you for assistance. As the Account Officer to late Mr. Daniel Jean Moser, coupled with my present position and status in the bank as Head ofRetail Banking Group, I have the power to influence the release of the funds to any foreigner that comes up as the next of kin to the account, with the correct information concerning the account, which I shall give you. All documents to enable you claim this fund will be carefully worked out and there is practically no risk involved, the transaction will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of law, beside my country is porous and anything goes. If you accept to work with me, I want you to state how you wish us to share the funds in percentage, so that both parties will be satisfied. If you are interested, contact me as soon as you receive this message so we can go over the details. Thanking you in advance and May God blesses you. Please, treat with utmost confidentiality. I shall send you copy of the deposit certificate issued of Mr. Daniel Jean Moser when the deposit was made for your perusal. I wait your urgent response. Regards, John Mcfarland