This email with the subject "DEAR GOOD FRIEND!!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 28 Apr 2007 02:10:48 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Mr Ciano <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Allied Irish Bank(GB) Bankcentre,Belmont Road, Uxbridge,Middlesex,UB8 1SA. London. Hello My Dear!! Compliment of the day,I?m Mr. Ciano from London,United Kingdom.I am an assistant director in charge of auditing & accounting,First Trust Bank(A member of AIB group).I picked interest on you after glancing through your short profile,I deemed it necessary to disclose this important issue. I lost my client as a result of a protracted pneumonia and respiratory failure linked to his battle with throat cancer.Before his death,he had an account with a bank here in London,where he made a deposit of £8.2 million Pounds (£8,200,000.00). This money was for the purchase of Laboratory appliances/equipments and development of another factory,unfortunately he did not meet his target before his unfortunate death in 2001. Why I contacted you is due to the agreement he had with the bank during deposit,I?ve been denied total access to the money,the bank Manager told me precisely that the money was deposited in a suspense fixed account with a clause attached to it for onward transfer into a foreign account of which the bank will follow the agreement written and signed by both parties(the bank and my client).I was advised to look for a foreign partner account where the money can be transferred before I can have access to it. Since security of his money cannot be guaranteed here in the bank besides,I?ve lost my client who until his death was a widower with no child,I hereby ask you to do me a favour by standing as my late client's foreign business partner and the beneficiary of the money to enable the bank effect the transfer into your account. I have plans to invest this money in continuation with the investment vision of my late client,but not in this place again rather in your country.I have the vision of going into real estate and industrial production,please if you are willing to assist me,indicate your interest in replying soonest. I wait for your anticipated co-oporation Mr. Ciano.