A Scam Email with the Subject "I A WAIT YOUR URGENT REPLY." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 23 Oct 2007 03:21:01 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was Dr.Raymond Cole <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Office of Auditor General, CITIBANK, 364 Kensington High St London W14,8NS 23/10/2007. Dear Friend, Greetings to you in the name of God.I am Dr. RAYMOND COLE the Auditor General of CITIBANK 364 Kensington High St London W14 8NS. I have urgent and very confidential business proposition for you.I just got your contact in my private search for a trust worthy person to help me in the possible actualisation of this great dream which involve the transfer of a huge some of money. On May 20, 1999, an Iraqi Foreign Oil consultant/contractor with the BRITISH PETROLUEM CORPORATION Mr. Dara Baraz. Made a numbered time (Fixed deposit) for 24 calendar months,valued at US$32,200,000.00 (Thirty two Million two hundred thousand dollars only) in this bank. Upon maturity in 2001,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. Dara Baraz 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 Dara Baraz did not declare any kin or relations in all his official documents, including his Bank Deposit paperwork in my Bank. This sum of US$32,200,000.00 have 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 8 (eight) years, the money will revert to the ownership of the British Government if nobody applies to claim the fund and the 8 (eight) is at the end of NOVEMBER 2007. 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 in your country. 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 am assuring you that this business is 100% risk free involvement. I am willing to offer to you at the end of this transaction that will not take not more than 21 Bank working days,40% of the total sum.50% will be my own share,while the remaning balance of 10% will be used to compenciate both you and i for any expences encured during this period and process of transfer. Your share of the money stays with you while mine will be for my investment intension/purpose as i intend to leave London by the end of the year to base and invest in your country. The sharing of the funds will be based According to the above said agreement between 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 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 RISKY. ENDEAVOR TO SEND YOUR FULL NAME, CONFIDENTIAL TELEPHONE AND FAX NUMBER IN YOUR REPLY TO THIS EMAIL. Regards. Dr.Raymond Cole