A Scam Email with the Subject "From Mr Mark Peters" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 21 Feb 2008 11:56:36 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Mr Mark Peters"<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, I know this email may come to you as a surprise, due to the fact that you don’t know me neither have we met. My name is Mr Mark Peters; I work with one of the banks in Europe. I am contacting you based on properties allocation. However, my main reason for contacting you is to seek and reach a mutual agreement with you. Thus I’ll need your assistance to enable me and my colleagues transfer the sum of 30 Million Euro which is to be used mostly on Properties. SOURCE OF FUND The fund (30 Million Euro), which is now in an Escrow Account at the bank, came about after all efforts to trace the Next of Kin of Mr. John Anderson a deceased Architect from United State of America. The said Mr. John Anderson, until his death in an automobile accident on April 21st 2004 was a Customer with the bank. Upon his death, the bank sort to trace his relations and next of kin to enable the deceased relatives proceed for claims of his fund but all efforts failed. Some top staffs of this bank and me transferred the fund into an escrow account pending till we find a trustworthy person or firm into whose possession we will transfer this fund for our mutual benefits. Reasons for these steps are to avoid a situation where at the end of this quarter, the Directors of this bank will confiscate the account and share this money amongst them. What we intend to do if you accept, is to use you as a Next of Kin of the late Mr. John Anderson and transfer this fund to you Having stated the above, it will interest you to know that, there is no risk whatsoever involved in this transaction. Hence we have made all necessary arrangement to make this a success. We are requesting for a catalogue of properties for sale in your country, for our study. If you are interested, Please do contact me through my email address. Expecting a mutual business relationship with you. Best Regards, Mr Mark Peters