A Scam Email with the Subject "Re: Business Offer (Hedge Funds Financial Transaction)" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 07 May 2006 08:03:26 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was Dennis Robert Makwe <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
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Europe Offshore Security House Hedge Funds Investment Dear Friend, I am Mr. Dennis Robert Makwe director of operations of a Financial House. I have a confidential business offer, which will be mutually beneficiary to both of us. Before the U.S and Iraqi war our client name withheld for confidentiality reason made a numbered fixed deposit for 18 calendar months, with a value totally U$30.5mil (Thirty Million Five Hundred Thousand United State Dollars). Upon maturity several notice was sent to him, even during the war early last year. Again after the war another notification was sent and still no response came from him. I later find out that our client together with his family have been killed during the war as a result of bomb blast that hit their home. After further investigation on my client file, I discovered that he 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. As things stands the Thirty Million Five Hundred Thousand United State Dollar (U$30.5Mil) 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 this lands at the expiration of 5 years the funds will revert to the treasury department if nobody applies to claim the funds. Against this backdrop, my suggestion to you is that I will like you to stand as the next of kin to my late client 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 my late client. After you have been made the next of kin, the attorney will also fill 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 as I am 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 transaction. Once the funds have been transferred to your nominated bank account we shall share in the ratio of 60% for myself while you will keep 40%. I will provide you with more detail information once I receive your response. Remember time is of the essence; I need to move this funds ASAP. Kindest Regards, Mr. Dennis Robert Makwe