A Scam Email with the Subject "Lloyds TSB Group plc" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 09 May 2007 10:54:24 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was "Jacob Zuma" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Lloyds TSB Group plc 25 Gresham Street London EC2V 7HN United Kingdom Email:firstname.lastname@example.orgIt is with great honor and privilege that I was able to capture your contact from the internet. My Name is Mr. Jacob Zuma, a citizen of South Africa and a credit officer of the Lloyds TSB Group plc UK. Before the U.S and Iraqi war our Customer Mr. Landy McBride who is a national of America and who (in this case I am his accounting officer) was with the Omega Risk Solutions in Iraq and also an Oil consultant/contractor with the South African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy made a numbered fixed deposit for 18 calendar months with our bank valued at US$25,000,000.00,(Twenty Five Million United state Dollars).Upon maturity several notice was sent to him, even during the war and also a reminder and finally we discovered from his contract employers that Landy McBride was killed in an attack on their convey while traveling from one construction sight to another during the USA-Iraqi War.
The board of directors of my bank adopted a resolution and as the accounting officer to Landy McBride I was mandated to provide his next of kin for the payment of this money within 28 working days or forfeit the money to the bank as an abandoned property. Further investigations revealed that Landy McBride did not declare any next of kin in his official papers including the paper work of his bank deposit. And he also confided in me the last time he was at my office that no one except me knew of his deposit in my bank. So Twenty Five Million United state Dollars is still lying in my bank and no one will ever come forward to claim it. What bothers me most is that The Directors of my bank had planned to invoke the abandoned property decree of 1996 to confiscate the funds after the expiration of the period given to me, despairing at the point of exhaustiveness but fortunately, I came across your name. My suggestion to you is that I will like you to stand as the next of kin to Landy McBride so that you will be able to receive this funds.
However, I seek your consent to present you as the Next of Kin to the deceased. I have contacted an attorney that will prepare the necessary document that will back you up as the next of kin to Landy McBride. All I require is your honest cooperation to enable us see this deal through. I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of law. Be Inform also that we shall share the funds in the ratio 70% for me and 25% for you, while 5% should be for Expenses or Tax as your Government may require. Please endeavor to observe utmost discretion in all matters concerning this issue. I will bring you into a more detailed picture of this transaction when I hear from you. Your earliest response to this letter will be appreciated via my private email address[email@example.com]
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