This email with the subject "URGENT REPLY" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 25 Sep 2005 15:25:09 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "Barrister Ken" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
MR. KEN LARRY MANAGER. GUARANTY TRUST BANK PLC Dear Friend, I feel quite safe dealing with you in this business proposition having gone through your remarkable profile on the internet. Though, this medium (Internet) has been greatly abused, I choose to reach you through it because it still remains the fastest, surest and most secured medium of communication. However, this correspondence is purely private, and it should be treated as such. I also guarantee you that this deal is hitch free from all what you may think of. I am MR. KEN LARRY, the MANAGER in the GUARANTY TRUST BANK PLC. I am contacting you based on Trust and confidentiality that will be attached to this deal. The Management and the Legal department of our BANK (GUARANTY TRUST BANK PLC) in a recent meeting, recommended that the account of MR. ROBERT FINKELSTEIN, who was one of my branch depositor, should be declared Dormant and confisticated the depositor's fund to the Bank Treasury according to Nigeria Banking and Financial law. He is a foreigner based in Nigeria, unfortunately He is late as he was amongst those that was Killed in the recent WARRI CRISIS as you can confirm through this website http:// firstname.lastname@example.org He is an account holder in my branch, he owns a dollar account with the sum of US$35M (Thirty Five MillionUnited States Dollars Only) deposited in the account. In fact it happened that since her death, the next of kin of the dollar account holder (the brother) has not show up for the claim. This is where I am interested on and this is where I want you to come in. I want you to come in as the relation of the deceased, I will give you necessary Assistance and perfect the Legal Authentication documents which will officially recognise you as a relation to the deceased. Then, I will give you the contact of the Payment Authority and you will write an application for the claims as the Next of Kin to Late MR. ROBERT FINKELSTEIN. I shall guide you with all diligence and legal processes to ensure the smooth perfect success of this transaction and the Funds (US$35Million) must be transfered into your own bank account in your country as the newly approved beneficiary. Upon my personal finding on this matter, I kept this information secret to myself until now that I am contacting you. In view of the fact that the deceased customer is a foreigner (from a different country), it is Officially important for the involvement of a foreigner who will pose as a next-of-kin. I will use my exalted position in this Bank to present you as his Next of Kin as you can be his relative, friend or Cousin and the Money (US$35Million) will be Safely transfered into your own bank account in your country. Before I made up my mind to contact you, I have concluded every arrangement to ensure that you receive the funds successfully as the next of kin. Please include your telephone/fax number/ Home Address when replying this mail and I will give you more information as soon as you indicate your willingness to assist in this transaction. We will use our positions to get all internal documentations to back up the claims. The whole Procedures will last only 5 working days to get the fund retrieved successfully Without trace even in future. Please I need the following: 1. YOUR FULL NAME 2. PHONE AND FAX NUMBER 3. HOME ADDRESS 4. COMPANY'S NAME AND ADDRESS. AND COUNTRY NAME 5. BANK ACCOUNT DETAILS INCLUDING NUMBER AND ADDRESS. (WHERE YOU WANT TO RECEIVE THE FUNDS). 6. YOUR AGE. AND OCCUPATION The transaction will be done successfully and smoothly completed via email and phone. You don't need to come to my country. Send your full name, address and telephone number to me via email urgently today so that I will call you for discussions. I PROMISE that you must be happy and shall rejoice greatly soonest for cooperation with me in this transaction. After successful conclussion of this transaction, we shall share the money 50-50 (50% for you and 50% for me). Yours truly, MR. KEN LARRY MANAGER. GUARANTY TRUST BANK PLC