This email with the subject "Your Attention Please." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 10 May 2007 04:47:10 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Sheikh Ali Salim" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, I am contacting you in anticipation for a cordial business relationship. I am Sheikh Ali salim a credit Control Officer with the National Bank of Abu Dhabi UAE. I have a concealed business suggestion for you that will be of our benefit. Before the U.S / Iraqi war, one of our customers Col.Saleem Abdullah who was with the Iraqi forces and also a businessman deposited sum of (US$15,500, 000.00) only in our branch bank. Several notices were sent to him for his account advises, even during the war. Again after the war another notification was sent and still no response came from him. We later found out that the Col.Saleem Abdullah and his family had been killed during the war in a bomb blast that hit their home. After further investigation it was also discovered that Col,Saleem Abdullah did not declare any next of kin in his official papers including the paper work of his bank deposit. As his account manager, he confided in me the last time he was at my office that no one except me knew of his deposit in my bank. So, (US$15,500,000.00) only is still lying in our bank branch and no one will ever come forward to claim it. What bothers me most is that according to the laws of this country at the expiration of Ten years, the funds will be reverted to the ownership of the United Arab Emirates Government if nobody applies to claim the funds. Against this backdrop, my suggestion to you is that I will like you as a foreigner to stand as the next of kin to Col.Saleem Abdullah so that you will be able to receive his funds on our behalf. My aim of contacting you is to seek for your assistance to help me receive this fund in your bank account. I have worked out modalities which I am sure will benefit you and I. I will appreciate it very much if you will be willing to work with me. Please get back to me as soon as you receive this mail so that I can reveal the modalities to you and start providing you with the information that will make headway. . Thank you for your co-operation. Yours sincerely Sheikh Ali Salim.