This email with the subject "Next of Kin Claim" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 11 Apr 2008 23:02:26 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was Robert Schock <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Sir, I am Mr. Robert Schock, I work with the Chartered National Bank as an accountofficer in the Treasury/Credit Control Unit. I was the accounting officer of a
national of your country, who died with his wife and their only son were involved in car disaster. After these several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to track his last name over the Internet, to locate any member of his family hence I contacted you. I have contacted you to assist in repatriating the assets and Capital valued at £12,540,000.00 Million Pounds left behind by my client before they get confiscated or declared unserviceable by the share holders of this Bank, so that they can share his funds as dividends amongst themselves. The Bank has issued me a notice to provide the next of kin or have the account confiscated within the next fourteen official working days. Because as at the time of his demise I was his accounting officer, but have since been promoted to the position of Treasury/Credit Control Unit, ever since I have beenunsuccessful in locating the relatives for sometime now, I seek your consent to
present you as the next of kin to the deceased since you have the same last names, so that the proceeds of this account can be paid to you. Therefore, on receipt of your positive response, we shall then discuss modalities for transfer. As soon as I receive an acknowledgment of your acceptance, I will furnish you with the necessary modalities of the transaction. I assure you that this transaction is 100% risk free, and as soon as we succeed in getting this funds to your account, The money will be shared on a 50, 50 basis............... I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law. I am waiting to hear from you soon. Best regards, Robert Schock