A Scam Email with the Subject "Letter From Edward Todd" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 13 Jan 2007 05:19:23 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was DR Edward Todd <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Letter From Edward Todd Office of the Manager, Natwest Bank London. Dear Friend, I am Dr. Edward Todd the Manager of Natwest Bank Plc London. I have urgent and very confidential business proposition for you. On April 10, 2000, an Iraqi Foreign Oil consultant/contractor with the BRITISH PETROLUEM CORPORATION Mr. Rahman Ibrahim. Made a numbered time (Fixed deposit) for 24 calendar months, valued at US$22,400,000.00 (Twenty two Million, Four hundred thousand dollars only) in this bank. Upon maturity after two year, I sent a routine notification to his forwarding address but got no reply. After four month, we sent a reminder and finally we discovered from his contract employers, the British petroleum corporation that Mr.Rahman Ibrahim died as a result of torture in the hand of Sadam Hussein during one of his trips to his country Iraq. 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.Rahman Ibrahim did not declare any kin or relations in all his official documents, including his Bank Deposit paperwork in my Bank. This sum of US$22,400,000.00 has been floating as unclaimed since 2000 in my bank as all efforts to get his relatives have hit the stones. According to the British law at the expiration of 5 (Five) years, the money will revert to the ownership of the British Government if nobody applies to claim the fund and the five year shaselapsed, myproposal is that i want to seek your consent as a foreigner to stand in as the owner of the money as the next of kin to the deceased so that the bank will transfer the money to your designated account. All documents and proof to enable you get this fund will be carefully worked out. I have secured from the probate an order of mandamus to locate any of the deceased beneficiaries, and more so I am assuring you that the business is a risk free involvement. Your share stays while the rest will be for me and forinvestment purposes as I will leave London by the end of the year. Thesharing of the funds will be based according to agreement between you and me. As soon as i receive an acknowledgement of receipt of this message in acceptance to our mutual business proposal, I will furnish you with the necessary modalities and disbursement ratio to suit both parties without any conflict. If this proposal is acceptable by you, do not take undue advantage of the trust i have bestowed in you. PLEASE, ENDEAVOR TO SEND YOUR CONFIDENTIAL TELEPHONE AND FAX NUMBER IN YOUR REPLY TO THIS BUSINESS TRANSACTION. Regards, Dr. Edward Todd