This email with the subject "REPLY SOON." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 17 Mar 2005 04:23:44 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "FROM MR USMAN PARAMBIL." <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM THE DESK OF MR USMAN PARAMBIL. BRANCH MANAGER OF NATIONAL BANK OF ABU DHABI UNITED ARAB EMIRATE (U.A.E)ABU DHABI, EMAIL: email@example.com DEAR, I am Mr.Usman Parambil, Branch Manager National Bank of Abu Dhabi),I have urgent and very confidential business proposition for you.A British Oil consultant and contractor with the Kruger Gold Company, Mr.Raymond Beckmade a numbered time (Fixed) Deposit for twelve calendarmonths,valued at US$12,000,000.00 (Twelve Million Dollars) in my branch.Upon maturity, I sent a routine notification to his forwarding address but got no reply. After a month,we sent an reminder and finally we discovered from his contract employers,the Kruger Gold Company that Mr.Raymond Beck died in a plane crash along with his wife Mr.and Mrs. Raymond & Dorene Beckin Egypt Air Flight 990, 1999 air crash Since we got this information about his death and 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. Raymond Beck did not declare any kin or relations inall his official documents,including his Bank Deposit paperwork in my Bank. This sum of US$12,000,000.00 is still sitting in my Bank and the interest is being rolled over with the principal sum at the end of each year.No one will ever come forward to claim it.According to Laws of United Arab Emirates , at the expiration of 7 (seven) years, the money will revert to the ownership of the ( U.A.E ) Government if nobody applies to claim the fund. Consequently, my proposal is that I will like you as a foreigner to stand in as the next of kin to Mr. Raymond Beck so that the fruits of this old man's labor will not get into the hands of some corrupt government officials. 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. A bank account inany 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 of60% for me and 40% for you. There is no risk at all as all the paperwork for this transaction will be done by the attorney and my position as the Branch Manager guarantees the successful execution of this transaction.If you are interested, please reply immediately via the private email address above. Upon your response, I shall then provide you with more details and relevant documents that will help you understand the transaction. 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 your assistance to invest my share in your country. waiting your urgent reply via my confidential email address firstname.lastname@example.org Regards Mr. Usman Parambil,