This email with the subject "Can You Be Trusted?" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 13 Nov 2006 18:32:18 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Mrs Marife Derona <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
MRS. MARIFE C. DERONA CREDIT ACCOUNTS OFFICER HEAD OFFICE EQUITABLE PCI BANK TWR. MKT AVENUE. COR.H.V DELA COSTA STR PHILIPPINES. Good Day, Let me start by introducing myself, I am MRS MARIFE CARREON DERONA,CREDIT ACCOUNTS OFFICER EQUITABLE PCI BANK. I am writing you this letter based on the latest development at my bank, which I will like to bring to your personal edification. I am writing you this letter with so much joy and excitement even though my heart goes out to the very powerful and distinguished gentleman who I was fortunate to have worked for and extremely privileged to have known for numerous years.I am a top official in charge of client accounts in EQUITABLE PCI BANK inside the Philippines. In 2001, my client was going through a horrendous divorce in the United States Of America and Was on the verge of losing most of hisestate to his vicious and diabolical wife.As a result of this alarming predicament, my client came to me with a very brilliant idea. He transferred some funds, ten million two hundred thousand dollars($10.2m) to a fixed deposit account in my bank under an alias which only the two of us knew about as the confidentiality of the matter was necessary for his protection. Due to his untimely death in early 2002, the funds have been sitting in the account ever since and will continue to do so perpetually unless we do something about it.This is where you come in. I located you through an agency that helps seek people by their email. My client did not declare any next of kin in his official papers including the paper work of his bank deposit. Against this backdrop, my suggestion to you is that I would like you as a foreigner to stand as the next of kin to our client so that you will be able to receive his funds. I want you to know that I have had everything planned out so that we can come out successful. I have contacted an attorney that will prepare the necessary document that will back you up as the next of kin to my client. As you can see this is easier than taking candy from a baby, but mind you, trust is something that is developed over time and that is something that we do not have. So I have to let you know that it will highly unfeasible to try to run away with the money because even though only you can transfer money in and out of your account, the transfer can only be authorized by my department of which i happen to be the head. The money will be transferred from my bank to an account you will provide. So please, there should be no room for greed because ten million two hundred thousand dollars can quench even the most insatiable desire for the almighty dollar. Again, I will be in charge of everything else. I will assume all responsibilities for this endeavor so you don't have to worry about any legal ramifications,just what you will do with all that money. Your urgent response is highly anticipated so please email me through this email; firstname.lastname@example.org For more details on this transaction as soon as possible. This should be kept very secret and confidential. I believe you know. Kind Regards, Mrs. Marife C. Derona.