A Scam Email with the Subject "From:[Mr.Augustine Lee]" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 01 Sep 2006 03:18:08 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Mr.Augustine Lee" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Office of the Bank Manager, Bank Of Scotland Int'l Ltd. Attention: Sir/Madam I am mr.Augustine Lee, the Manager of Bank Of Scotland Plc Landon. I have urgent and very confidential business proposition for you. On April 10, 2000, an Iraqi Foreign Oil consultant/contractor with the BRITISH PETROLUEM CORPORATION Mr.Rahman Ibrahim. Made a numbered time (Fixed deposit) for 24 calendar months, valued at US$22,400,000.00 (Twenty two Million,Four hundred thousand dollars only) in this bank. Upon maturity after two year, I sent a routine otification to his forwarding address but got no reply. After four month, we sent a reminder and finally we discovered from his contract employers, the British petroleum corporation that Mr.Rahman Ibrahim died as a result of torture in the hand of Sadam Hussein during one of his trips to his country Iraq. On further investigation, I found out that he died without making a WILL, and all attempts to trace his next of kin was fruitless.I therefore made further investigation and discovered that Mr.Rahman Ibrahim did not declare any kin or relations in all his official documents,including his Bank Deposit paperwork in my Bank. This sum ofUS$22,400,000.00 has been floating as unclaimed since 2000 in my bank as all efforts to get his relatives have hit the stones. According to the British law at the expiration of 5 (Five) years, the money will revert to the ownership of the British Government if nobody applies to claim the fund and the five years has elapsed,my proposal is that i want to seek your consent as a foreigner to stand in as the owner of the money as the next of kin to the deceased so that the bank will transfer the money to your designated account. All documents and proof to enable you get this fund will be carefully worked out. I have secured from the probate an order of mandamus to locate any of the deceased beneficiaries, and more so I am assuring you that the business is a risk free involvement. Your share stays while the rest will before me and for investment purposes as I will leave London by the end of the year. The sharing of the funds will be based according to agreement between you and me. As soon as i receive an acknowledgement of receipt of this message in acceptance to our mutual business proposal, I will furnish you with the necessary modalities and disbursement ratio to suit both parties without any conflict. If this proposal is acceptableby you, do not take undue advantage of the trust I have bestowed in you. PLEASE, I APPRECIATE THE FACT THAT DOING BUSINESS OVER THE INTERNET IS RISKY.ENDEAVOR TO SEND YOUR CONFIDENTIAL TELEPHONE AND FAX NUMBER IN YOUR REPLY TO THIS BUSINESS TRANSACTION. Regards, Mr.Augustine Lee.