This email with the subject "BUSINESS RELATIONSHIP" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 26 Sep 2006 08:31:30 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Mr. P.G. K. Adams" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Email From: Email: email@example.com Reply Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Dear Sir, I am Peter Gerald Kennedy Adams an accounts Supervisor in Allied Trust Offshore Finance ATF. By Divine Providence, I have the pleasure to write this letter of intent to you. It was in the course of my diligent search to get a well-versed businessman /executive in Asia and Europe that i ran into your contact through a mercantile directory. Itís particularly interesting to note that you have vast business experience, which will be of immense advantage in this matter. From what i have read I have great discouragement writing you this preposition because a lot of bad businesses One will find it very difficult to discern between good and bad ventures but i leave this to you to discern after the completion of this transaction. Every year the Netherlands banks like SNS Bank ATF and the rest transfer to central treasury and vaults unclaimed cargo, cash and safe keep items of very high value in compliance with the regulatory banking laws. On June 1994, Chinese Oil consultant/contractor with the Hertfordshire Oil Storage Ltd, Mr. Xiang Lee lodged a silver diplomatic cargo, tagged priced photographic material, for safe keeping for 12 months. Upon maturity, I sent him a routine notification to his forwarding address but got no reply. After a month, we sent a reminder and finally we discovered from his contract employers, that Mr. Lee died from an automobile accident. On further investigation, I found out that he died without making a WILL, and all attempts to trace his next of kin was fruitless. I therefore made further investigation and discovered that Mr. Lee did not declare any kin or relations in all his official documents, including his Depositary certificate and the paperwork in my Bank . Based on the non-clearance of the cargo, the management of the bank in line with its mode of operations to decongest the central vault, in 1999 December, ordered that the item should be moved to a dormant cargo section pending clearance from the next of kin or a beneficiary in trust. The safekeep item has been lying idle in a secured dormant cargo vault for more than 7years and the normal procedure would be to auction or sell the contents of the cargo and revert the funds realized to the government, but due to the sole fact that the cargo had a diplomatic seal, it thus prevented anyone from opening the boxes or even attempting to auction it. However, on a routine check last month, my curiosity became aroused as regards the contents of this diplomatic cargo, tagged priced photographic materials that should not be exposed to light. On further investigation, it was discovered that the boxes contained diamonds worth in excess of 2.5 million USD Consequently, my proposal is that I will like you as a foreigner to stand in as the next of kin to Mr. Lee so that the fruits of this old man's labor will not get into the hands of some corrupt government officials or forfeited to the govt. This is simple, I will like you to provide immediately your full names and address so that the attorney will prepare the necessary documents and affidavits that will put you in place as the next of kin. We shall employ the services of an attorney for drafting and notarization of the WILL and to obtain the necessary documents and letter of probate/administration in your favor for the transfer. We will get a precious stone broker whom you will issue authorization to sell off your diamond and wire instruction to the Allied Trust Finance to wire the total proceeds to your nominated account .We will tell you when to call the Bank and issue this instruction. A bank account in any part of the world that you will provide will then facilitate the transfer of this money to you as the beneficiary/next of kin. The money will be paid into your account for us to share in the ratio of 80% for me and 20% for you. You may be required to open a non resident Domiciliary account with Allied Trust Offshore Finance ATF and we will send you the account opening Forms and transfer forms. There is no risk at all as all the paperwork for this transaction will be done by the attorney and my position as an insider will facilitate the transfer. If you are interested, please reply immediately via the private email address above. Upon your response, I shall then provide you with more relevant details. Please send me your confidential telephone and fax numbers for easy communication. Please observe utmost confidentiality, and rest assured that this transaction would be most profitable for both of us because I shall require my proceeds to buy shares in your co and other blue chip companies that you may recommend. We already have a precious stone broker who will pay in cash of the net value of the diamonds. I will give you my direct telephone lines upon your response. MY DIRECT EMAIL IS: email@example.com I will give you my fax and direct tel upon hearing from you. Yours faithfully, Peter Gerald Kennedy Adams / Accounts Dept