This email with the subject "Natwest Bank transfer" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 27 Jun 2006 18:58:40 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was John Dalington <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Natwest Bank, 29 Wilson Street, London, UK . EC2M 2SJREPLY WITH firstname.lastname@example.org Dear, I am Mr John Dalington, the Head of Audit Department, Natwest Bank, London, UK. And for reasons which will become obvious to you as you read on, I obtained your address particulars from an Internet address listing. Please exercise some patience and read through my message. I have a very urgent and confidential business proposition for you. On June 6th 1999, a Crude Oil Contractor with the Kuwait National Petroleum Corporation, Engr. Ahmed Youseff Mustafa , a national of kuwait, made a numbered time ( fixed) deposit for 12 calendar months, value GBP12,500,000.00 (TWELVE MILLION, FIVE HUNDRED THOUSAND POUNDS) in my branch. On maturity, we sent a routine notification to his forwarding address but got no reply. After a month, we sent a reminder and finally, his contract employers, the Kuwait National Petroleum Corporation wrote to inform us that Engr. A Y Mustafa died on an automobile accident; that he died without making a WILL, and all attempts to trace his next of kin through the kuwait embassy were fruitless. I therefore made further investigations and discovered that Mr. Mustafa had actively opposed the Government of his country kuwait, and was consequently driven into exile. My proposal therefore is that, I am looking for a foreigner who will stand in as the next of kin to Mr. Mustafa. It is not necessary to be a blood relation to Mr. Mustafa, nor have the same name. It is not also necessary to come from the same Country. I have worked out the modalities to achieve my aim of appointing a next of kin, and therefore also by this means we transfer this money total GBP12.5M abroad for us to share. No one will ever come forward to claim it now, and according to British law,after 9 years, the money will automatically revert to the Government Treasury if the Account owner is a foreigner, and certified dead, and there is no valid claim. This indeed, is the situation. The money transfer paperwork itself will include a certificate of origin so that the receiving bank does not ask questions or refuse the money as money laundering. Also, the paperwork will include proper certification that the funds being transferred are from non criminal sources. In short this will be a proper and legal money transfer and there is no risk!. Once you indicate your interest I will initiate the processing of the transfer and in about 14 working days the money total GBP12.5M will be in your nominated bank account for us to share in the ratio of 70% for me and 30% for you. Looking forward to your urgent reply. Yours truly, Mr John Dalington REPLY WITH email@example.com