A Scam Email with the Subject "INVESTMENT PROJECT" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 06 Sep 2007 20:57:04 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Mr.Mark Ward." <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM THE DESK OF: MR. MARK WARD BARCLAYS BANK PLC, UK 3rd,September 2007 Dear Friend, I am Mr. Mark Ward the system and Controller Director at the BARCLAYS BANK PLC.I am writing this letter to solicit for support and assistance from you to carry out this business opportunity in my bank. Lying in an inactive account is the sum of £87 Million pounds sterling belonging to a foreign customer (Michael Gambone) who was a gas consultant here in UK, who happens to be deceased during a business trip. He died with his wife(Deborah Gambone)on board the Swissair Flight 111 , which crashed into the Atlantic off NovaScotia in September 2nd 1998. The news of this crash was on the news which we have notified his relatives to no avail. See links below for more detail information: http://cnnstudentnews.cnn.com/WORLD/9809/swissair.victims.list/ http://cnnstudentnews.cnn.com/WORLD/americas/9809/08/swissair.02/ Ever since he died the bank has been expecting his next of kin to come and claim these fund. To this effect, we cannot release the money unless someone applies for it as next of kin, as indicated in our banking guideline.Unfortunately he has no family member in UK or Over-sea who are aware of the existence of the money (as he was a gas consultant). At this juncture i have decided to do business with you. To this effect I solicit your assistance in applying as the next of kin to the bank then the money will be released to you, as I do not want this money to go into the bank treasury as an unclaimed bill, because the banking law and guideline stipulates that if such money(s) remains unclaimed for a period of up to eight years (8yrs), the money will be transferred into the bank treasury as an unclaimed bill. My request for a foreigner as next of kin is occasioned by the fact that the customer was a foreigner and a British cannot stand as next of kin,40%of the money will be your share as a foreign partner and your assistance to actualize this business, 5% for any expenses incurred. Thereafter i will visit your country with your help once the money hits your account for disbursement according to the percentage indicated. To effect the immediate transfer of the fund to you as agreed, you must apply first to the bank as the next of kin to the deceased, and then we will follow up all formalities for the transaction. Upon receipt of your reply, i will send to you, the text of the application you are to send to the bank, and further clarify you in other issues as to effect this business. Waiting to hear from you urgently. Best Regards Mr.Mark Ward. N/B: REPLY TO MY CONFIDENTIAL EMAIL ADDRESS:email@example.com