This email with the subject "BUSINESS DEAL (URGENT)." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 23 Aug 2014 16:07:14 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "PETROS ALEX"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM THE DESK OF:PETROS ALEX
Compliments of the season and good day.I am Petros Alex,the treasury and planning department manager at the Universal Bankltd here in Nicosia,Cyprus,I am writing this letter to solicit for support and assistance from you to carry out this business opportunity in my bank.
Lying in an inactive account is the sum of Eighteen Million Euros(18,000,000euros) belonging to a foreign customer(Caripides William) who was a gas consultant here in Cyprus,he happened to be deceased during a business trip with his wife and only son(Caripides Gabriella and Peter) on board the Swissair Flight 111 , which crashed into the Atlantic off Nova Scotia in september 2nd 1998.
Info of this crash was on the news which we have tried to notify his relatives but to no avail,see link below for more detailed information:
Ever since he died the bank has been expecting his next of kin to come and claim these fund which cannot be released unless someone applies for it as next of kin, as indicated in our banking guidelines,unfortunately he has no family member in Cyprus or Over-sea who are aware of the existence of the money,at this juncture, i have decided to do business with you by soliciting your assistance in applying as the next of kin to the bank then the money will be released to you,as i do not want the money to go into the bank treasury as an unclaimed bill,because the banking laws and guidelines stipulates that if such money(s) remains unclaimed for a period of Sixteen years(16yrs),the money will be moved into the bank treasury as an unclaimed bill.
My request for a foreigner as next of kin is occasioned by the fact that the customer was a foreigner and a Cypriot cannot stand as next of kin.
50% of the money will be your share as a foreign partner and your assistance to actualise this deal,thereafter i will visit your country with your help once the money hits your account for disbursement according to the percentage indicated.
To effect the immediate transfer of the fund to you as agreed,you must apply first to the bank as the next of kin to the deceased,then we will follow up all formalities for the transaction.
Upon receipt of your reply, i will send to you, the text of application you are to send to the bank,and further clearify you in other issues as to effect this business.
Awaiting to hear from you urgently.