This email with the subject "REFERENCE OFFERS" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 24 Aug 2006 00:10:05 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "MR. ANDREN SMITH" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend , I am Mr. Andren Smith the Bank Manager OF STANDARD BANK IN LONDON .I has urgent and very confidential business proposition for you. On May 6, 2001, an Iraqi Foreign Oil consultant/contractor with the PETROLUEM CORPORATION Mr. HAFFEZ AL SADIQUE.Made a numbered time (Fixed deposit) for 36 calendar months, valued at US$17,500,000.00 (seventh Million Five hundred Thousand Dollars only) in my branch. Upon maturity in 2000, I sent a routine notification to his forwarding address but got no reply. After a month, we sent a reminder and finally we discovered from his contract employers, the petroleum corporation that Mr. HAFFEZ AL SADIQUE died as a result of torture in the hand of Saddam 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 were fruitless. I therefore made further investigation and discovered that Mr. HAFFEZ AL SADIQUE. Did not declare any kin or relations in all his official documents, including his Bank Deposit paperwork in my Bank. These sums of US$17,500,000.00 have been floating as unclaimed since 2001 in my bank as all efforts to get his relatives have hit the stones., , my proposal 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 proves 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 are assuring you that the business is risk free involvement. Your share stays while the rest be for me and for investment purpose, The sharing of the funds will be based According to agreement within you and me. As soon as I receive an acknowledgment of receipt of this message in acceptance of our mutual business proposal, I will furnish you with the necessary modalities . If this proposal is acceptable by you. plesae get back to me with your full information. . Best RegardsAndren Smith