This email with the subject "From Corporate Securities Firm.......ADVICE!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 03 Apr 2006 03:59:23 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "James Smith" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Good day, I am James Smith a member of staff in a Corporate Securities firm. We keep valuables for high net worth individuals, blue chip corporations and diplomatic organizations. I am contacting you in regards to our client, the late president Gnassingbe Eyadema of Togo, who died on the 5th of February 2005. This client has a total deposit of Thirty Five Million United States Dollars in our vaults. The last communication I had with him was on the 25th of November 2004, where he was making arrangements to claim the deposit. Thereafter it was revealed that he died of heart attack in his hometown in Togo. After the acknowledgement of his death, it became apparent that there was no claim to his funds since he listed no next of kin in his bio-data form. He made the deposit under the name of Guardian Trust investment (GTI) and disclosed the content as company valuables and Antiques. This was for confidentiality and to reduce taxes. If no claim is made within six months, the company under its storage terms and conditions will legally auction the content of the deposit. If discovered that the content is cash, it will be confiscated and I would be penalised, since I accepted the cash deposit against the companyregulations. As a staff, it is impossible for me tohave access to the funds or claim it myself.More so, such valuable deposits are kept at a different branch, where we have our terminal facilities. Consequently, it is important that I find a credible candidate to play the role of a Trustee or representative to Guardian Trust Investment to help claim the deposit. It is on this ground that I need your assistance to claim the funds, which will be possible with the information I hold. Once this is achieved, you shall be entitled to 50% of the total funds while I shall retain the balance 50%. I am aware of the risks involved in this proposal, therefore I ask that you consider the factors above and keep it strictly confidential. However, if you feel you are unable to fulfill this role, I request you discard of this letter. I look forward to hearing from you. Thank you. James Smith.