A Scam Email with the Subject "from bank manager,citibank london" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 27 Mar 2006 07:26:44 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was david wood <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Office of bank Manager, CITIBANK , 332 Oxford Street, London, W1N 9AA Dear Friend, I am Mr David Wood the Bank Manager of CITIBANK 332 Oxford Street,London W1N 9AA.I have urgent and very confidential business proposition for you. On APRIL 6, 1997, an Iraqi Foreign Oil consultant/contractor with the BRITISH PETROLUEM CORPORATION Mr. HAFFEZ AL SADIQUE.Made a numbered time (Fixed deposit) for 36 calendar months, valued at US$29,500,000.00 (Twenty Nine Million Five hundred Thousand Dollars only) in my branch. Upon maturity in 2000, I sent a routine notification to his forwarding address but got no reply.After a month, we sent a reminder and finally we discovered from his contract employers, the British petroleum corporation that Mr. HAFFEZ AL SADIQUE 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 HAFFEZ AL SADIQUE. did not declare any kin or relations in all his official documents, including his Bank Deposit paperwork in my Bank. This sum of US$29,500,000.00 have been floating as unclaimed since 1997 in my bank as all efforts to get his relatives have hit the stones.According to the British law at the expiration of 9 (nine) years, the money will revert to the ownership of the British Government if nobody applies to claim the fund and the nine years is the end of March 2006. Consequently, 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 proves 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 are assuring you that the business is risk free involvement. Your share stays while the rest be for me and for investment purpose as i will leave London by the end of the year. The sharing of the funds will be based According to agreement within me and you. As soon as i receive an acknowledgement of receipt of this message in acceptance of 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 acceptable by you, do not take undue advantage of the trust i have bestowed in you. PLEASE, APPRECIATE THE FACT THAT DOING BUSINESS OVER THE INTERNET IS RISK. ENDEAVOR TO SEND YOUR CONFIDENTIAL TELEPHONE AND FAX NUMBER IN YOUR REPLY TO THIS BUSINESS. Regards. David Wood