This email with the subject "Attention Needed" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 21 Apr 2006 22:44:02 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Venesa Insac" <Venesa_inc@excite.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
AUDITING AND ACCOUNTING UNIT. FOREIGN OPERATIONS DEPARTMENT. Attention: Sir/Madam, I am Venesa Insac Adam, a director in charge of auditing and accounting department of a Bank in MALAYSIA, Asia. With due respect and regard, I have decided to contact you on a business transaction that will be very beneficial to both of us at the end of the transaction. During our investigation and auditing in this Finance, my department came across a total sum of:(U.S$1.9M UNITED STATES DOLLARS) belonging to a deceased person who died on 21st April 2002 in a auto crash and the fund has been dormant in his account with this finance firm without any claim of the fund in our custody either from his family or relation before our discovery to this development. I personally keep this information secret within myself to enable the whole plans and idea be Profitable and successful during the time of execution. Meanwhile all the whole arrangement to put claim over this fund as the beneficiary/next of kin to the deceased, get the required approval and transfer this money to a foreign account has been put in place and directives and information needed will be relayed to you as soon as you indicate your interest and willingness to assist us and also benefit yourself to this great business opportunity. In fact I could have done this deal alone but because of my position in this country as a civil servant, we are not allowed to operate a foreign account and would eventually raise an eye brow on my side during the time of transfer because I work there. This is the actual reason why it will require a second party or fellow who will forward claims as the next of kin with affidavit of trust of oath to the finance company and also present a foreign account where he will want the money to be re-transferred into on his request as it may be after due verification and clarification by the correspondent branch of the finance company where the whole money will be remitted from, to your own designation bank account. I will not fail to inform you that this transaction is 100% risk free. On smooth conclusion of this transaction, you will be entitled to 25% of the total sum as gratification for your assistance, while 5% will be set aside to take care of expenses that may arise during the time of transfer and also telephone bills, while 70% will be for me and my colleagues in the Office that is going to aids this deal. Please, I advice you make this a "top secret" as we are still in service and I intend to retire from my service after we conclude this deal with you. I will be monitoring the whole situation here in this finance firm until you confirm the money in your account and whereby I will come down to your country for subsequent sharing of the fund according to percentages previously indicated and further investment, either in your country or any country you advice us to invest in. All other necessary vital information will be sent to you when I hear from you. N.B,Please reply back to this email : email@example.com <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org> Yours faithfully, Venesa Insac Adam Director foreign operations.