This email with the subject "Treat as urgent" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 28 May 2007 03:01:34 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "Mr. Stewart Barculo." <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Good day, My name is Stewart Barculo, Staff of Standard Life Bank Limited. Though I have not considered this medium to be the best manner to have approached you on this issue being that the internet has been greatly abused over the recent years and is very unsecured for information's of vital importance. I have decided to take the chance seeing that no other means could have been faster and more efficient than the E-mail. I am contacting you concerning a deceased customer and an investment he placed under our banks management four years ago to the tune of fifty million united states dollars($50,000,000.00).I would respectfully request that you keep the contents of this mail confidential and respect the integrity of the information you come by as a result of this mail. I have been in charge of this department for nine years and to best of my knowledge, I have discharged my duty with equity. In the process of review of the financial report by my department, I discovered that both of you have a similar last name; hence I contacted you so that I can give you further briefing on my intention and how to disburse the funds and estate he left behind. My proposal; you share the same surname With our late client; I am prepared to place you as the next of kin and have the funds release to you as the closest surviving relation, I am prepared to share the money with you in half 50/50. I have evaluated the risks and the only risk I have here is from you refusing to work with me and alerting my bank. I am the only one who knows of this situation, good fortune has blessed you with a name that has planted you into the center of relevance in my life. Let's share the blessing. If you find yourself able to work with me send me your response if you give me positive signals, I will initiate this process towards a conclusion. I wish to inform you that should you contact me via official channels; I will deny knowing you and about this project. Please, again, note I am a family man; I have a wife and children. I send you this mail not without a measure of fear as to what the consequences, but I know within me that nothing ventured is nothing gained and that success and riches never come easy or on a platter of gold. I await your response. Stewart Barculo.