This email with the subject "Private & Confidential." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 08 Jun 2007 07:45:45 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Mrs. Leslie Mahony" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Hello, My name is Mrs. Leslie Mahony. I trained and work as an external auditor for the International Financial Services Ltd. Working as part of a bigger team that covers the entire Republic of Ireland region. I have taken pains to find your contact through personal endeavors. On routine audit check last month, I discovered some investment accounts that have been dormant for the last thirteen (13) years. All the accounts belonging to a single holder with monies totaling a little above ($17.1 Million United States Dollars). Banking regulation/legislation in Ireland demand that I notify the fiscal authorities after a statutory time period of twelve years when dormant accounts of this type are called in by the monetary regulatory bodies. The above set of facts underscores my reason of writing and making the following proposal. My investigations of the said account reveals that the investor died in 1993—the exact time the account was last operated, I can confirm with certainty that the said investor died interstate and no next–of–kin to his estate has been found or has come forward all these years. I am of the settled conviction that using my insider leverage, I, working with you can secure the funds in the account for us instead of allowing it pass as an unclaimed fund into the coffers of the Irish Government. This is especially possible as you bear the same LAST NAME to the said investor, and can stand as his extended relative. This exactly is why I crave your participation and co-operation. I have seized all relevant documents (Legal and Banking) that will facilitate my putting you forward as the claimant/beneficiary of the funds and ultimately transfer the money to any account nominated by you. Of course you shall be handsomely rewarded for your part in this transaction with a 30% slice of the total funds for your efforts, less any expenses. I shall however leave out the finer details of this transaction till I receive an affirmation of your desire to participate. Be assured that I am on top of the situation. There will be no risk involved whatsoever if you agree to come on board. Needless to say, UTMOST CONFIDENTIALITY is of vital importance if we are to successfully reap the immense benefits of this transaction. I guarantee that the transaction will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect all from any bridge of law. To affirm your willingness and cooperation you may do so by supplying the followings: (1) Full Name; (2) Telephone and Fax Number; (3) Postal Address: (4) Occupation; (5) Date of Birth; Your prompt response by phone, fax or email will be highly appreciated. Kind Regards, Mrs. Leslie Mahony International Financial Services Ltd, Custom House Plaza, Block 4, Floor 3, IFSC, Dublin 1 Ireland. Tel/fax: +353 1 63 352 22 E-mail: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.