This email with the subject "Dr. Smith Marcus" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 03 Jul 2006 19:53:57 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "DR SMITH MARCUS" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Good day! I am DR.SMITH. MARCUS Manager of Union Bank, I have urgent and very Confidential business proposition for you. On June 6, 1999, an American Oil company manager, Mr. William Goldberg made a numbered time (Fixed) Deposit for twelve calendar months, valued at US$30,000,000.00 in my branch. Upon maturity, I sent a routine notification to his forwarding address but got no reply. After some days, we sent a reminder and finally we discovered from Our corresponding bank in England that Mr. William Goldberg died at Hurrica Katrina with his family 2005. 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. William Goldberg did not declare any kin or relations in all his official documents, including his Bank Deposit paperwork in my Bank. This sum of US$40,000,000.00 is still sitting in my Bank and the interest is being rolled over with the principal sum at the end of each year. No one will ever come forward to claim it and according to my country Law,at the expiration of one month, the money will revert to the ownership of the Government if nobody applies to claim the fund. Consequently, my proposal is that I will like you as a foreigner to stand in as the next of kin to Mr. William Goldberg so that the hard fruits of this man labor will not get into the hands of some corrupt government officials. This is simple, I will like you to provide immediately your full names and address so that the Attorneys will prepare the necessary documents and affidavits which will put you in place as the next of kin. We shall employ the service of an Attorney to process and notarization all the necessary documents and letter of probate/administration in your favor in order for the transfer to take place. A bank account in any part of the world which you will provide will then facilitate the transfer of this money to you as the beneficiary/next of kin. The money will be paid into your account for us to share in the Ratio of 50% for me and 50% for you. There is no risk at all as all the paperworkfor this transaction will be done by an Attorney and my position as the Branch Manager guarantees the successful execution of this transaction. If you are interested, please reply immediately via the private email address below: firstname.lastname@example.org. I shall then provide you with more details and relevant Documents that will help you understand the transaction. Please observe utmost confidentiality, and rest assured that this transaction would be most profitable for both of us because I shall require your assistance to invest my share in your country. Awaiting your urgent reply. Thanks and regards. Dr. Smith Marcus