A Scam Email with the Subject "Very Urgent From Dr. Carlos Beto." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 20 May 2006 08:39:58 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Dr. Carlos Beto." <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, My name is Dr. Carlos Beto, a solicitor at-law; I am the personal attorney to one of my late clients Mr. Wayne, he worked with a multinational Oil & Gas company here in United Arab Emirates and shares the same last name with you. In summer 2001, Mr. Wayne, his wife and their three children were involved in an auto-crash in France before returning to Dubai on a holiday trip. Unfortunately, all occupants that were traveling onboard the SUV lost their lives. Since then I have made several enquiries to his embassy to locate any of his extended relatives and this has also proved unsuccessful. After these several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to track his last name over the Internet, to locate any exact matched surname and that was how I found your contact email address. My deceased client had an account balance with a bank valued at about £8.9million, I have contacted you to assist in receiving the money left behind by my client before it is confiscated or declared unserviceable by the bank and I have been issued a notice as his attorney to provide his next of kin or have the account confiscated. Since I have been unsuccessful in locating my client's relatives; I now seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of my deceased client since you have the same last name so that the proceeds of his account £8.9million can be paid to you. You and I can then share the money 60% to me and 40% for you. All I require is your honest cooperation to enable us seeing this project through. I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate/risk-free arrangement that will protect you and me from any breach of the law. I await your positive response that MUST include your private telephone number; I will call to discuss this matter if it interests you. Be advised to reply strictly via my private email address: email@example.com Best regards Dr.Carlos Beto Esq.