A Scam Email with the Subject "LETTER OF TRUST AND BENEFICIARY" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 09 Oct 2007 10:01:55 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "NatWest Bank PLC." <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
NatWest Bank PLC.
I am Dr.Tony Ross manager of bills/exchange at the foreign remittance department of NatWest Bank Limited UK. In my department, we discovered an abandoned sum of US$44,851,808.34(Fourty Four Million Eight Hundred and Fifty One Thousand,Eight Hundred and Eight United States Dollars,Thirty Four Cent only) in an account that belong to one of our foreign customers who died along with his entire family on August 6th 1997, in a ghastly plane crash.
Since we got information about his death, we have been expecting his next-of-kin to come over and claim his money because we can not release it unless somebody apply for it as next of kin or relation to the deceased as indicated in our
Unfortunately, nobody has come forward to claim this money.It is based on this that some officials in my department and I have decided to establish a cordial business relationship with you, hence my contacting you. We want you to present
yourself as the next of kin through your relation with the deceased, so that the funds can be remitted into your account.
Moreover, we do not want the money to go into the government account as unclaimed bills. The banking law and guidelines here stipulates that any account abandoned or is dormant for a period of years, is deemed closed and all money contained therein forfeited to the government treasury account.
Now, it is being speculated that the above sum will be transferred into the government account as an unclaimed fund on or before the end of next financial quarter of 2007, when nobody come forward to lay claim.The reason for requesting you to present yourself as next of kin, is occasioned by,the fact that the deceased (customer) was a foreigner, and we have access to his detailed bio data which you will hold as a weapon to present yourself as the next of kin.
The mode of sharing after a successful transfer of the money into your account,shall be 70% to my colleagues and I, for the role you will be expected to play in this deal, we have agreed to give you 25% of the total sum and 5% for the expenses we are going to encounter by the two parties in the course of this transaction.
Therefore,you are expected to reply this letter indicating your readiness and interest to participate in this business. After receiving your reply, you will be communicated to with the exact steps to take.
I expect your urgent response through e-mail or send me your confidential phone number and I shall contact you for further discussion on this matter,to enable us conclude this transaction urgently without any any delay or hitch.
Please treat this business proposal as strictly confidential for security reasons considering my official position in NatWest Bank.
Please contact me on my below alternative email:firstname.lastname@example.org