This email with the subject "†No Subject†" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 24 Nov 2006 05:25:53 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "ENGR IDIOMA ST. MICHEALS" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Good day, I am Engr St. Micheals Idioma. Our Corporation is currently reviewing an account involving a Moslem businessman and contacting you became necessary. In order to fully understand, I will highlight the events that brought this to you. Some years ago, this businessman to have his account put under our management. I was in charge of that department at the time so it fell to me to advise him. This I did for some time and he seemed satisfied. After a year or so the investor asked that his account items be converted to cash and transferred to another firm in Europe. This he explained was for a scheduled transaction in Europe which required substantial sums. I advised him to keep in mind there would be penalties but he was resolved. I made all the arrangements and handed the account value, now totalling $38,000,000.00, to the recieving firm. This was, I believed, the end of the matter. They were to handle the other arrangements. Late last year, we got a call from the holding firm asking for any personal information on the account holder. Subsequently we found out that the account holder did not finalise the arrangements for the new account and never turned up for their appointment. We were also informed that they could not contact him for some time and eventually found he had passed away. It therefore became necessary they find his possible family relations who will be eligible to claim the account. This led to a generic search conducted by a private firm through our legal department. The results led us to several people including you. We have since eliminated the other possible relatives and are left with you. As it stands, if this account is not retired and the money is not claimed they, the holding firm, will simply absorb it into their system being that he died without leaving instructions. I do not want that to happen so I would like to make you this offer. Prior to the holding company absorbing the funds they must first exhaust all other possibilities and so depend on us to give them the negative result they need. I expect we can effect the transfer of account to your name within two weeks of starting. With my knowledge of the account, the backing of our records and your full cooperation I guarantee success. Contact me at the address email@example.com Best wishes, Micheals Idioma.