This email with the subject "Proposal" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 17 Oct 2006 04:51:49 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Vetis Kostas <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
156 GLYFADA ROAD
Let me start by introducing myself, I am Mr.Vetis Kostas, auditing operations Dept of Nova Bank of Greece . I have an urgent business suggestion for you.
I honestly apologize and hope I do not cause you much embarrassment by contacting you through this means for a transaction of this magnitude, but this is due to confidentiality and prompt access reposed on this
Medium. Furthermore, due to this issue on my hands now, it became necessary for me to seek your assistance, and it is imperative for me to know your opinion.
Before the U.S and Iraqi war our client Major Fadi Bassem who was with the Iraqi forces and also business man made a numbered fixed deposit for 18 calendar months, with a value of US$10.500.000(Ten Millions Five Hundred Thousand United State Dollars) only in my branch.
Upon maturity several notices was sent to him, even during the war early this year. Again after the war another notification was sent and still no response came from him. We later find out that the Major and his family had been killed during the war in bomb blast that hit their home.
After further investigation it was also discovered that Major Fadi Bassem did not declare any next-of-kin in his official papers Including the paper work of his bank deposit. And he also confided in me the last time he was at my office that no one except me knew of his deposit in my bank.
So, (Ten Millions Five Hundred Thousand United State Dollars) is still lying in my bank and no one will ever come forward to claim it. What bothers me most is that according to the laws of my country at the expiration 3 years the funds will revert to the ownership of the Greece Government if nobody applies to claim the funds.
Against this backdrop, my suggestion to you is that I will like you as a foreigner to stand as the next-of-kin to Major Fadi Bassem so that you will be able to receive his funds. WHAT IS TO BE DONE?
I want you to know that I have had everything planned out so that we shall come out successful.
I have contacted an attorney that will prepare the necessary document that will back you up as the next-of-kin to Major Fadi Bassem all that is required from you at this stage is for you to provide me with your Full Name, Nationality and BANK A/C, Address so that the attorney can commence his job.
After you have been made the next-of-kin, the attorney will also file in for claims on your behalf and secure the necessary approval and letter of probate in your favour for the move of the funds to an account that will be provided by you.
There is no risk involved at all in the matter as we are going to adopt a legalized method and the attorney will prepare all the necessary documents.
Please endeavour to observe utmost discretion in all matters concerning this issue. Once the funds have been transferred to your nominated bank account we shall Share in the ratio of 60% for me, 30% for you and 10% for any expenses incur during the transaction.
Your earliest response to this letter will be appreciated.