A Scam Email with the Subject "Compliment" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 04 Feb 2008 10:02:29 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Mr. Cootereli Macshane"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, I am Mr. Cootereli Macshane, the Manager of Standard Chartered Bank Hong Kong. I am contacting you with respect to a portfolio amounting to $13,099,200.00 USD (Thirteen Million,Ninety Nine Thousand Two hundred United States Dollar) deposited in my bank. On the 4th of August 2005 Mr. Christoph Dietrich, a German consultant and investor with the Hong Kong Ministry of Aviation,deposited $9,720,000.00 USD (Nine Million, Seven Hundred and Twenty Thousand United States Dollar) under our portfolio management department for Two years and the deposit matured on the 3rd of August 2007 which has now amounted to a total of $13,099,200.00 USD (Thirteen Million,Ninety Nine Thousand Two hundred United States Dollar). I have sent several routine notification to his forwarding address but got no reply. After further investigations, i finally discovered from his business associates in the Hong Kong Ministry of Aviation, that Mr. Christoph Dietrich has since passed away after a brief illness on prostrate cancer.On further in dept investigation, I found out that he died without notifying anybody about the deposit in my bank.This funds has since mature and the roll-over on the funds has also expired. This sum of $13,099,200.00 USD (Thirteen Million,Ninety Nine Thousand Two hundred United States Dollar). is still in my Bank because no has ever come forward to claim it. In accordance to the Hong Kong constitution, at the expiration of four years, such funds will revert to the Government for financing military operations, such as purchasing of arms and ammunitions for the military which is in-line with the constitution. In order to avert this negative development, I will like to seek for your permission as a foreigner to stand as the next of kin to Mr. Christoph Dietrich so that the fruits of this old man's labor will not be use for financing weapons which will further enhance the courses of war in the world in general. The money will be paid into your account for us to share in the ratio of 50% for me,40% for you on your assistance and 10% for charity organizations. There is no risk involve in this project as my position in my bank and with the aid of my personal lawyer all documents will be provided to make you the legal beneficiary and the legality of this project will correspond with local and international laws of inheritance. If you are interested, please reply immediately. Upon your response, I shall then provide you with further information's and modalities that will help you understand the transaction. You should observe utmost confidentiality, and rest assured that this project would be most profitable for both parties because I shall require your assistance to invest my share in your country. Awaiting your urgent reply. Thanks and regards. Mr. Cootereli Macshane.