A Scam Email with the Subject "Dear Sir/Madam" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 20 Mar 2015 10:22:57 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was Jelks Mboma <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
I will like to seek your help in a business proposal , which although is sensitive by nature and not what I should discuss with someone I don’t know and have not met using a medium such as this but I do not have a choice .
I am Mr. Jelks Mboma, personal account manager of late Dr. Edward Hamilton, who died of a cardiac arrest a few years ago leaving behind a large sum of money with a commercial bank in the Island of Seychelles which is a tax free zone, a place where plenty of rich people tend to hide away funds not ready to be used or invested, i am also the Client Service manager of the Kenyan branch. I will not mention the amount of money which runs into several millions in United States Dollars and name of bank presently until we have agreed to deal. I trust you will understand the need for such precautions.
So far, valuable efforts have been made to get to his people but to no avail, as he had no known relatives more because he left his next of kin column in his account opening forms blank and he has no known relative. Due to this development the bank has been expecting someone to come forward as a close relative to claim the funds otherwise as the Seychelles national laws would have it, any dormant account for five years will be declared unclaimed and then paid into the government purse.
To avert this negative development my colleagues and i have decided to look for a reputable person to act as the next of kin to late Dr. Hamilton. So that the funds could be processed and released into his account, which is where you come in. We shall make arrangements with a qualified and reliable attorney to represent you locally to avoid any inconvenience of you coming down to claim the funds
All legal documents to aid your claim for this fund and to prove your relationship with the deceased will be provided by us. Your help will be appreciated with 30% of the total sum which I would disclose in my next email Please accept my apologies, keep my confidence and disregard this letter if you do not appreciate this proposition I have offered you.
I wait anxiously for your response at my personal email account email@example.com.