A Scam Email with the Subject "Urgent Reply" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 30 Jan 2007 14:29:01 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "terry"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
My name is Mr. Terry Lambert; I am the officer in-charge of bills and Foreign Exchange Remittance Department of FIDELITY CREDIT UNION, here in London. I am writing you this letter to ask for your support and co-operation to carry out this business opportunity in my department.
We discovered an unclaimed sum of $15Million (Fifteen Million Dollars) in an account belonging to one of our customer, who died in a plane crash with the entire family in year 2003, he is bearing the same last name with you. Since we got information about his death we have been expecting his next of kin to come over and claim his money. Unfortunately, neither the family nor the relation has appeared to claim this money.
We cannot release this money unless somebody applies as the next of kin or relation to the deceased. Our banking guidelines indicated that if such money remained unclaimed for a period of four (4) years, it would be transferred into the FIDELITY CREDIT UNION Treasury as unclaimed fund. Another officer and I in the department now decided to transfer this money into your account as the next of kin or relation of the deceased for easy collection since nobody is coming for it and we don’t want this money to go back into the bank treasury as the unclaimed debt.
In fact it is my friend that advised me to urgently arrange to transfer out this money through another foreign beneficiary outside the country. We have decided to give you 15% of the total sum. So please, as a matter of urgency send to me your telephone and fax numbers for effective communication. I will do my best to see that we conclude this transaction successfully on time. Please if you are interested to proceed with us, kindly send an immediate mail so that we can explain the details to you to understand everything about this business.
Your kind reply is urgently awaited.
Mr. Terry Lambert
Foreign Exchange Remittance Department
FIDELITY CREDIT UNION