This email with the subject "Dear Friend....." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 17 Nov 2006 17:07:19 -0800 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was ALAN SMITH <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Mr. Alan Smith AIB Bank (CI) Limited P.O.Box 186 10 Finch Road Douglas, Isle of Man. IM99 1QE. Dear Friend, PRIVATE AND URGENT. I am contacting you with regards to a business transfer of a huge sum of money from a deceased's account. Though I know that a transaction of this magnitude will make any one apprehensive and worried, but I am assuring you that all will be well at the end of the day. We decided to contact you due to the urgency of this claim as we discovered an abandoned sum of US$20,000,000.00 (Twenty Million Dollars) in an account that belongs to one of our foreign customers who died along with his entire family in a fatal road accident. Since his death, none of his next-of-kin or relations has come forward to lay claims to this money as the heir. My associate and I found you to be from the same country and with the same surname as our client and we were in effect compelled to contact you immediately. We cannot release the funds from his account unless someone applies for claim as the next-of-kin to the deceased as indicated in our banking guidelines. Upon this discovery, we now seek your permission to have you stand as a next-of- kin to the deceased as all documentations will be carefully worked out by us for the funds (US$20,000,000.00) to be released in your favour as the beneficiary's next-of-kin. It may interest you to note that we have secured from the probate an order of mandamus to locate any of deceased's beneficiaries. Please acknowledge receipt of this message in acceptance of our mutual business endeavour by furnishing me with the following; 1. Your Full name and physical address. 2. Direct Telephone and fax numbers. 3. Information regarding your date of birth. These requirements will enable us file a letter of claim to the appropriate departments for necessary approvals in your favour before the transfer can be made. We shall be compensating you with 4 Million Dollars on final conclusion of this project, while the rest shall be for us. Your share stays with you while we come over to collect the rest from you immediately it hits your nominated account for private investment. If this proposal is acceptable by you, do not take undue advantage of the trust we have bestowed in you, I await your urgent mail through my confidential email address only; email@example.com Sincerely yours, Alan Smith.
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