This email with the subject "LETTER OF INTENT!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 11 Aug 2006 08:41:15 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Mr.Bruce Smith <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND. United Kingdom. Telephone+44-70-40112671. LETTER OF INTENT! Dear Sir/Madam, I am Bruce Smith. I got your information while browsing through internet in search of a reliable person who will assist me.l am the personal Bank officer to Mr. Kurt Kahle, on 21st of July 1990, an expatriate with Chevron Development Company,United Kingdom, he made a numbered time (fixed) deposit for twelve calendar months, valued at US$20,700,000.00(Twenty Million Seven Hundred Thousand Dollars) with ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND branch upon maturity. I sent a routine notification to his forwarding address but got no reply. After a month, we sent a reminder and finally we discovered from his Private Business School. employers, that On the 31st of July 2000, our client, with his 37-year-old wife and his son Michael, aged eight. died in the Air France concord plane crash bound for New York in their plan for a world cruise, with other passengers abroad as you can confirm it yourself via the website below: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/859479.stm on further investigation, I found out that he died without making a will, and attempts to trace his next of kin was fruitless. I therefore made further investigation and discovered that Mr. Kurt Kahle did not declare any next of kin or relations in all his official documents, including his bank deposit paperwork in ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND. This sum of US$20,700,000.00 is still in ROYAL BANK OF SCOTLAND and the interest is being rolled over with the principal sum at the end of each year. No one will ever come forward to claim it. According to the law of the country, at the expiration of (five) years, the money will revert to the ownership of the Scotland Government if nobody applies to claim the fund. Consequently, my proposal is that I will like you as a foreigner to stand as the next of kin to Mr. Kurt Kahle so that the fruit of this old mans labor will not get into the hands of some corrupt Government officials. This is simple, I will like you to provide immediately your full name and address so that the Attorney will prepare the necessary documents and affidavits, which will put you in place as the next of kin to Mr. Kurt Kahle. We shall employ the service of attorney for the drafting and notarization of the WILL and obtain the necessary documents and letter of probate/administration in your favour for the transfer. Any bank account in any part of the world that you will provide will then facilitate the transfer of this money to you as the beneficiary/next of kin. The money will be paid into your account for us to share in ratio of 60% for me and 40% for you. There is no risk at all; with the attorney and my position will do the paperwork for this transaction as his personal bank officer I guarantees the successful execution of this transaction. If you are interested, please reply immediately via the private email address below, upon your response shall provide you with more details and relevant documents that will help you understand the transaction. Please observe utmost confidentiality and be rest assured that this transaction would be most profitable for both of us because i shall require your assistance to invest my share in your country. Please upon the receipt of this mail message, send to me the following information to my private email address: firstname.lastname@example.org , to enable start the processing of documention in your favour as the next of kin to Mr. Kurt Kahle. 1.Your Full Name 2.Your Private Telephone And Fax Numbers. 3 Your Addresses. 4.Your Age. Immediately I receive a mail indicating your interest I shall send you more details. Thanks and regards, Mr. Bruce Smith. email@example.com