This email with the subject "Can I trust you as my Partner?." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 26 Jan 2007 10:24:22 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Dr.Daniel Whiskey" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend / Partner My Name is Daniel Whiskey. A credit officer with one of the leading Bank in Republic of South Africa,I have presently been transfered to our affiliate Bank in the Netherlands to monitor the transfer and safe keeping of our late foreign customers Funds MR.ANDREAS SNYDER KENNETH from GERMANY. I was the personal accountant to our foreign customer who died along with his entire family in July 2000 in a plane crash leaving behind a total sum of (USD14.5MILLION) in our Bank. Details of the tragedy can be found in this page below: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/859479.stm Since we got information about his death, I have been expecting his Next of kin to come over and claim his money because we cannot release it unless somebody applies for it as next of kin or relation to the Deceased as indicated in our guidelines and laws but unfortunately we learnt that all his supposed next of kin or relation died alongside with him at the plane crash leaving nobody behind for the claim. It is therefore upon this discovery that I now decided to make this business proposal to you and release the money to you as the next of kin or relation to the deceased for safety and subsequent disbursement since nobody is coming for it and we don't want this money to go into the Apex bank treasury as unclaimed bills. The banking law and guidelines here stipulates that if such money remained unclaimed after Six years, the money will be transferred into the Apex bank treasury as unclaimed fund. The request of foreigner as next of kin in this business is occasioned by the fact that the customer was a foreigner and an Indigene cannot stand as next of kin to a foreigner.Your percentage will be declared to you as soon as you indicate your interest. Therefore, to enable the immediate claims of this fund by you in line with our perfected modality; you must apply first as relation or next of kin of the deceased. Please kindly indicate the following in your response: 1. Your full name and address 2. Your telephone and fax number for easy communication. 3. Your company's name and address. I want to note to you that i contact you because you and our late client have similar surnames Upon receipt of your reply,I will contact you to give more details .I will not fail to bring to your notice that this transaction is 100% risk free. You should contact me immediately as soon as you receive this letter. Yours Faithfully, Daniel Whiskey