This email with the subject "Seeking Your Cooperation." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 08 Apr 2006 16:19:01 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Ali Khan <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Greetings to your family, 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/ business partners. I am Ali Raza Khan currently Head of Corporate Affairs Department with a reputable bank here in U. A. E. 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 June 5th, 2000, an Iraqi Crude Oil tycoon Mr. Khalil Al Nasser made a (Fixed deposit) for 60 calendar months, valued at US$17,500,000.00 (Seventeen Million Five hundred Thousand Dollars only) in my bank and I happen to be his account officer before I was moved to my present position recently. The maturity date for this deposit contract was last 3rd of April 2005. Before this date, I have tried my possible best to locate Mr. Al Nasser and notify him about the maturity of his fixed deposit, but discovered that Mr. Al Nasser and his family was among the victims of bomb blast during the war in Iraq. I also did underground investigation and also found out that has no other living relatives as next of kin to inheritance the funds in the bank account. With the recent death of U. A. E President and the new change of government, following their efforts to support the United Nations in checkmating terrorism aid in the U. A. E. By middle of this year, the Government of U. A. E will pass a new Financial Control Law which will give the Government authority to monitor all accounts with commercial banks and any account having above $5 million Dollars will be invited for interrogation 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 middle of this year, the Government will definitely confiscate the money, because my bank cannot provide the account owner to explain the source of the money since he is late. I decided to utilize this life time opportunity, instead of Government confiscating the funds, but I cannot directly move out the money without the help of a foreigner and that is why I am contacting you for assistance. As the Account Officer to late Mr. Al Nasser, coupled with my present position and status in the bank, 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. I am having the secret PIN CODE for the account, which only the account owner or his Next of Kin can know. I shall supply all necessary information we need for the claim 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 U. A. E 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. I shall explain to you in details how we shall handle the transaction once I receive your response. Thanking you in advance and may God bless you. Please, treat with utmost confidentiality. I shall send you copy of the deposit certificate issued to Mr. Al Nasser when the deposit was made for your perusal. I wait your urgent response. Regards, Ali Khan.