A Scam Email with the Subject "URGENT PROPOSAL" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 14 Dec 2006 09:08:28 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was firstname.lastname@example.org, although it may have been spoofed.
My name is Mr.William chakas, the Manager Mauritius Commercial Bank Limited. I have an urgent and very confidential business proposal foryou.
On May 6, 2002, an American Oil consultant contractor with Mauritius Mining Corporation, Mr Buckhard Anderson made a numbered time of Fixed Deposit for twelve calendar months valued at US$20,000,000.00 Twenty Million Dollars in my branch,upon the maturity time of the fund,l 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 from the Island of Mauritius Mining Corporation, that Mr Buckhard Anderson died in an automobile accident,l found out that he died without making a WILL and all attempts to trace his relatives or next of
kin was fruitless.
I therefore made further investigation and discovered that Mr Buckhard Anderson did not declare any next of kin or relations in all his official documents including his Bank Deposit paperwork in my Bank. This sum of US$20,000,000.00 is still in my Bank and the interest isbeing rolled over with the principal sum at the end of each year. Since his death no one has ever come forward to claim this fund. According to the Island of Mauritius Law, at the expiration of 5(five) years, the money will revert to the Island of Mauritius Government if nobody applies for claim the fund.
Consequently, my proposal is that I will like you as a Foreigne partner to stand in as the next of kin to Mr Buckhard Anderson so that the fruits of this old man's labour will not get into the hands of some corrupt Government officials. This is simple. I will like you to provide immediately for us Your full name, Address, Occupation, Age, Your private telephone and fax numbers respectively to enable us change some necessary document in your name and file for the claim of this said fund as the next of kin.
The money will be paid into your account you are going to provide for us.Already the share ratio of 60% is for us theofficials here while 30% is for you the account owner,and 10% has been set aside incase of any expenses that may be incurred.This is a free risk deal, as all the paperwork for this transaction will be done by us and my position as the branch Manager guarantees the successful execution of this transaction. If you are interested, please reply immediately. I shall then provide you with more details and relevant documents that will help you understand the transaction.
Please observe utmost confidentiality and rest assured that this transaction would be most profitable for both of us because l shall require your assistance to invest my share in your country.
Awaiting your urgent reply.
Thanks and God bless.