This email with the subject "ACT ASAP" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 27 Jul 2006 12:12:38 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was david <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
NATIONAL WESTMINSTER BANK PLC , 4 NORTHGATE, SLEAFORD, LINCOLNSHIRE, NG34 7BF , LONDON,UK Please Reply to my barrister Johnson Pepple at (barrister) email@example.com Sir; PRIVATE AND URGENT. I am contacting you on business transfer of a huge sum of money from a deceased account.Though I know that a transaction of this magnitude will make any one apprehensive and worried, but I am sure that you are experienced inhandling this sums. I decided to contact you due to the urgency of this transaction. PROPOSITION; We discovered an abandoned sum of US$30,000,000.00 (thirty million united states dollars) in an account that belongs to one of our foreign customers who paid in these funds into our bank as depository for an investment program she was involved.she was at our bank thirty(44) months ago at the begining of this investment program,but unfortunately she died. The details of the investment program states that she only is in control of the funds and it was invested out of her corporate estate. Her family records are not stated in our bank records and in her investment program contracts. Thus her family are not aware. Again she is a widow. The rules in our bank here in National Westminster Bank plc puts the money under current Bank Assets as soon as they do not get communication from the accounts owner within a stipulated period agreed during the clients accounts opening. In the case of this customer, he is meant to send banking instructions every three months. She died months ago and i got to know from my sources, and her Obituary has also stated in the link below: http://www.herald-journal.com/obits/2004/barnes0104.html She has been buried and i know no one knows about these funds. Since her death, none of his next-of-kin or relations has come forward to lay claims for this money as the heir.We cannot release the fund from his account unless someone applies for claim as the next-of-kin to the deceased as indicated in our banking guidelines,the money will be transferred into the Bank Treasury as an unclaimed fund. So the request of you as a foreigner is necessarily needed for the claim because a citizen of LONDON cannot come forward to claim the fund since the law does not pave a way for an indigene to claim such fund. upon this discovery, we now seek your permission to have you stand as a next of kin to the deceased as all documentations will be carefully worked out by us for the funds (US$30,000,000.00) to be released in your favour as the beneficiary's next of kin. It may interest you to know that we have secured from the probate an ORDER OF MADAMUS to locate any of deceased beneficiaries. Please acknowledge receipt of this message in acceptance of our mutual business endeavour by furnishing the below following to my barrister(Johnson Pepple) 1. Beneficiary name and address 2. Direct Telephone and fax numbers These requirements will enable us file letter of claim to the appropriate departments for necessary approvals in your favour before the transfer can be made. We look forward to your suggestions and sharing formula as I have agreed to give you 20% while 10% will be donated to the church. Your share stays while therest shall be for us for investment purposes. If this proposal is acceptable by you, donot take undue advantage of the trust we have bestowed in you, I await your urgent mail.Please reply to my Barrister's EMAIL: (barrister) firstname.lastname@example.org Regards MRS ROSE OKAFOR