A Scam Email with the Subject "URGENT NEED..." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 23 Feb 2006 20:35:37 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was Dr Martin Celopas <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
MEMO BANK OF SCOTLAND. URGENT NEED. I want you to assist in a business venture involving Â35.700,000.00USD Thirty Five million seven hundred thousand Pounds from customer(BANK OF SCOTLAND,LONDON) I am seeking for a reliable person who will be capable to provide either an existing bank account or set up a new or empty Bank account immediately to receive this fund. I am Dr.Martin Celopas, Chief Executive of Corporate (BANK OF SCOTLAND,LONDON).An accountant and bank manager, During the course of our auditing I discovered a floating fund in adomiciliary account opened in the bank in 1997 and since 2000 nobody has operated on this account, After going through some old files, i discovered that the owner of the account who is a foreigner died without any traceable next of kin hence the dormant nature of the account and if I do not remit this money out urgently it will be re- channeled into the bank's reserve. You will be given 15% of the total amount, 80% will be for me,while 5% will be for expenses both parties might have incurred during the process of this transaction. I look forward to your earliest reply. Dr Martin Celopas