A Scam Email with the Subject "ASSISTANCE" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 05 Aug 2015 00:38:12 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "COLLEEN" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Attention, I am Mrs. Colleen the Administrative manager at a vault of financial & security Institute here in Madrid, I am contacting you regarding a financial opportunity I discovered here in our Bank. It's about an abandoned sum of 12.9 Million Us dollars (Twelve million nine hundred thousand United State dollars) in our safe deposit vault, that belongs to one of our foreign customers an international businessman, a citizen of your country that share the same surname with you, who died along with his entire family on the 11th march 2009 in a ghastly car accident in Porto Portugal. The banking policy can only allow the release of such funds to a benefactor through an application as next of kin to the deceased. After his death, the bank has been expecting a possible beneficiary, but nobody came for the claim, this institute has exploited all its ethical possibilities in other to contact possible relation or inheritor, but no success. Since no one has come up since six years, I have made my own research with the help of private investigator, it is my knowledge that this man has been living in Barcelona for the past 19 years and has never returned back home. I also leant that his wife and 7 year old daughter died with him during this accident. I am 110% sure that no one is aware of the existence of these funds. However because of the international financial crises, a lot of reform has been made within the Spanish financial system; this includes the new law on succession/claims which indicates a duration in which such inheritance could be tolerated. The Bank of Spain has mandated our institute to release the funds to the inheritor, Failure to respond to this ultimatum would legally allow the Bank of Spain to confisticate these funds as unclaimed (Which of course would go straight to the Government's treasury). It is therefore upon this discovery that I have decided to contact you, I want you to know that I am a senior officer in this banking institution. As an insider, I am equiped with all classified secret information regarding the release of these funds. I would be dedicated to make sure i furnish you with all possible documentation and information required for the approval and release of these funds. Upon your acceptance to cooperate, I agree that 30% of this money will be for you, 60% for me and 10% goes to any acceptable charity organization in Spain or your country. Please note that I have only discussed this with my husband, For time difference and confidential reasons, I strongly advice that you communicate with me via my personal Email address:email@example.com Immediately you get in touch with him, I would be able to inform you on how this could be concluded. In conclusion, it's my concern to demand your ultimate honesty, co-operation and confidentiality to enable us conclude this transaction. Please keep this very confidential and do not discuss it with anybody. I GUARANTEE that this process would be executed under a legitimate arrangement that would legally protect you from any breach of law. Best Regard, Mrs. Colleen.