Scam Emails Archive : Advance Fee Fraud/419


From: Dr Phil <>

This email with the subject "RE BANKING BUSINESS" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 13 Oct 2006 22:15:50 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.

The sender was Dr Phil <>, although it may have been spoofed.

From:Dr Phil Hodkinson 
Group Finance Director
Bank of Scotland 
Edinburgh EH3 9PE,
Dear Friend,
me start by introducing myself. I am Dr Phil Hodkinson director of 
operations of the Bank of Scotland Ltd,United Kingdom .I have an 
obscured business suggestion for you.Before the U.S and Iraqi war, our 
client Major Fadi Basem who was with the Iraqi forces and also business 
man made a numbered,fixed deposit for 18 calendar months, with a value 
of Â15,000,000.00 (Fifteen Million Pounds Sterling)only in my branch.
Upon maturity several notice was sent to him,even during the war early 
last year.Again after the war another notification was sent and still 
no response came from him.We later find out that the Major and his 
family had been killed during the war in bomb blast that hit their home.
After further investigation it was also discovered that Major Fadi 
Basem did not declare any next of kin in his official papers including 
the paper work of his bank deposit. And he also confided in me the last 
time he was at my office that no one except me knew of his deposit in 
my bank.So, (Fifteen Million Pounds Sterling)is still lying in my bank 
and no one will ever come forward to claim it.
What bothers me most is 
that according to the laws of my country, at the expiration 4 years the 
funds will revert to the ownership of the United Kingdom  Government if 
nobody applies to claim the funds. Against this backdrop,my suggestion 
to you is that I will like you as a foreigner to stand as the next of 
kin to Major Fadi Basem  so that you will be able to receive his funds.
I want you to know that I have had everything 
planned out so that we shall come out successful. I have contacted an 
attorney that will prepare the necessary document that will back you up 
as the next of kin to Major Fadi Basem , all that is required from you 
at this stage is for you to provide me with your Full Names and Address 
so that the attorney can commence his job.Due to lax Inheritance Laws 
you can claim it quite easily, part of the  Funds is with a Deposit 
House, if you can come to the UK i can arrange  all the paperwork for 
you to claim the money, this will not take more  than a day  of your 

After you have been made the next of kin, the attorney will also 
fill in for claims on your behalf and secure the necessary approval and 
letter of probate in your favor for the move of the funds to an account 
that will be provided by you.
There is no risk involved at all in the 
matter as we are going to adopt a legalized method and the attorney 
will prepare all the necessary documents.Please endeavor to observe 
utmost discretion in all matters concerning this issue.Once the funds 
have been transferred to your nominated bank account we shall share in 
the ratio of 70% for me, 30% for you .Should you be interested please 
send me your full names and current residential address.
Finally, after 
that i shall provide you with more details of this operation.
earliest response to this letter will be appreciated.
Phil Hodkinson.