This email with the subject "GET BACK TO ME" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 06 Jun 2006 18:23:27 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Mr David Wood" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Greetings My Friend, I am Mr. David Wood, the Bank Manager of CITIBANK 332 Oxford Street London W1N 9AA. I have an urgent and confidential business proposition for you. On the 6th of June 1996, a Portuguese Foreign Oil consultant/contractor with the BRITISH PETROLEUM CORPORATION Mr. Brian David-Marshall. Made a numbered time (Fixed deposit) for 24 calendar months, valued at GBP 59,500,000.00 (fifty Nine Million Five hundred thousand pounds only) in my branch. Upon maturity in 1998, I sent a routine notification to his forwarding address but got no reply. After a month later I sent a reminder and finally I discovered from his contract employers, the British Petroleum Corporation that Mr. Brian David-Marshall died as a result of torture in the hand of Saddam Hussein during one of his trips to Iraq. On further investigation I found out that he died without making a WILL and all attempts to trace his next of kin were fruitless. I therefore made further investigation and discovered that Mr. Brian David-Marshall did not declare any kin or relations in all his officialdocuments, including his Bank Deposit paperwork in my Bank. These sums of GBP 59,500,000.00 have been floating as unclaimed since 1998 in my bank as all efforts to get his relatives has hit the stones. According to the British law at the expiration of 8 (Eight) years, the money will revert to the ownership of the British Government if nobody applies to claim these funds and the eight years is the end of December 2006. Consequently, my proposal is that I want to seek your consent as a foreigner to stand in as the owner of these funds as the next of kin to the deceased so that the bank will transfer the money to your designated account. All documents and proves that will enable you get these funds 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 risk free involvement. Your share stays while the rest be for me and for investment purpose, as I will leave London by the end of the year. The sharing of these funds will be based according to our agreement within you and me. As soon as I receive an acknowledgement of receipt of this message in acceptance of 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 accepted by you, do not take undue advantage of the trust I have bestowed in you. PLEASE ENDEAVOUR TO SEND YOUR PERSONAL TELEPHONE AND FAX NUMBER IN YOUR REPLY TO THIS BUSINESS. YOU CAN ALSO REACH ME BY USING THIS NUMBER TEL- +44-704-0130144 AND FAX- +44-870-0687130. God Bless you, Mr. David Wood. ---------------------------------------- Upgrade your account today for increased storage; mail forwarding or POP enabled e-mail with automatic virus scanning. Visit our member benefits page at https://members.canada.com/benefits.aspx for more information.