This email with the subject "Urgent Project Mail ! ! !" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 08 Feb 2007 11:36:03 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Mr. Karl Brader" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Your Attention; My name is Mr. Karl Brader. I trained and work as an external auditor for a Suisse Bank, working as part of a bigger team that covers the entire sub-euro region. I had taken pains to find your contact through personal endeavors. On routine audit check last month, I discovered some investment accounts that had been dormant for the least twelve years. All the accounts belong to a single holder (deceased) with monies totaling 21 Million United States Dollars plus interest. Banking regulation/legislation in Switzerland demand that I notify the fiscal authorities after a statutory time period of twelve years when dormant accounts of this type are called in by the monetary regulatory bodies. The above set of facts underscores my reason of writing and making the following proposing. My investigation of the said account reveals that the death occured in 1994—the exact time the account was last operated. I can confirm with certainty that the said investor died interstate and no next–of–kin to his estate has been found or has come forward all these years. I am of the settled conviction that using my insider leverage, with I working with you can secure the funds in the account for us instead of allowing it pass as unclaimed funds into the coffers of the Government of Switzerland. This is especially possible as you share same details as the said investor. This exactly is why I crave your participation and co-operation. I have seized all relevant documents (legal and Banking) that will facilitate our putting you forward as the claimant and beneficiary of the funds and ultimately transfer the money to any account nominated by you. Of course you shall be handsomely rewarded for your part in this transaction as the people I am working with are prepared to allocate a 25% slice of the total funds for your efforts, less any expenses. I shall however leave out the finer details of this transaction till I receive an affirmation of your desire to participate,be assured that my colleagues and I are on top of the situation all the time and there will be no risk whatsoever if you agree to come on board. Nevertheless to say, UTMOST CONFIDENTIALITY is of vital importance if we are to successfully reap the immense benefits of this transaction. To maintain the level of security required to see this transaction come to a successful conclusion, I have intentionally left out the details. To affirm your willingness and cooperation to my proposal please reply to this email (email@example.com), stating your Full Names, Date of Birth, Telephone Number, Fax Number, Company/position held, Email address, Contact address and Postal address. I await your response. Thank you, Karl Brader.