A Scam Email with the Subject "Next Of Kin!!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 10 Aug 2007 10:04:28 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was "email@example.com" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Confidential Fax: 00 44 707 502 4324 Personal Email:email@example.com 6th August 2007
My name is Mr. Dickson Dada. I work as a senior investment consultant for a bank here in United Kingdom. I also work as part of the regional team that covers the entire Central European region. I had taken pains to find your contact through personal endeavours.
Approximately five years ago, an investor (Mr. Richard Gates â Deceased nine months ago) invested a total of US$14.777M (Fourteen Million, Seven Hundred & Seventy-Seven Thousand United State Dollars) with my department. With interest at todayâs value, the said invested fund is now worth US$21.7M (Twenty-One Million, Seven Hundred Thousand United State Dollars).
Late Richard Gatesâ Attorney/Lawyer notified my department of the sudden death (Car Accident) of Mr. Richard Gates. He (the attorney) also expresses concern that Richard had died without a WILL and he has no details of any surviving relatives. The lawyer has now requested my department to check our records to clarify who Late Richard Gates may have named as his next of Kin on the investment application. Fortunately, or rather unfortunately, the person named as next of kin, was his girl friend who also died in the car accident. I have not yet notified the lawyer that the next of Kin was the girl friend. I virtually have another fourteen working days to do so.
Should I notify the lawyer of my findings, automatically, the invested funds will be confiscated by the U.K. Government? This I do not mind, my concerns and worries is that the funds once released from our bank, it will be diverted else where by senior U.K. government functionaries for their personal gains. On the basis of my worries, my immediate boss and I decided to act fast by contacting and inviting you to work with us posing as a relative of the deceased. With our insiderâs privileged information, the funds can be paid to you as the only surviving relative. We have all the information and guidance to enable you and us realize this opportunity. We have evaluated the risk analysis and we are convinced that there is no risk element, as long as we both maintain strict confidentiality.
As you should understand, I am taking a great risk contacting you and making this proposal. Therefore, you should understand why I must say no more about this transaction until I receive a call, email or fax from you confirming receipt of this letter.
Once secured communication has been established between you and us, detailed clarifications will be dealt with, such as what each party stand to benefit and time scale and procedures. Time is not in our favour. Please establish secured communication with me through any of the above means.
Mr. Dickson Dada.