This email with the subject "Waiting for your reply" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 28 Mar 2008 04:09:12 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was MR DONALD PEDRO <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear SIR/MADAM, PRIVATE AND URGENT I am Mr. DONALD PEDRO, Director, Premier and Private Banking at LLOYDS TSB Bank LONDON,UK .I am contacting you with regards to a business transfer for a huge sum of money from a deceased clients dormant account. Though I know that a transaction of this magnitude will make any one apprehensive and worried, but I am assuring you that this transaction is being handled by me and my colleagues, who are also departmental heads in the same bank. We decided to contact you due to the urgency of this transaction. PROPOSITION: During the banks first quarter audit, we discovered in a dormant account, the sum of BPS 15,000,000.00 (Fifteen Million British pounds sterlings). These funds belongs to one of our foreign customer and private investor, the late MR. MORRIS THOMPSON who died while on holiday with his wife and two children on the Indonesian Air Crash of 1st Jan 2007. Since his death, No next-of-kin or any relations has come forward to lay claims to this money. The fund can only be release from his account if someone applies for claims as the next-of-kin. This is due to our banking protocols and guidelines. Upon this discovery, we now seek your permission to have you stand as a next of kin to the deceased as all documentations will be carefully worked out by us for the funds BPS 15,000,000.00 to be released in your favour as the deceased and beneficiary's next of kin. It may interest you to note that we have secured from the probate an order of mandamus to locate any of deceased beneficiaries. Please acknowledge receipt of this message in acceptance of our mutual business endeavour by furnishing me with the following; 1. Your Personal and contact details that we can use for this transaction (Discreet).2. Direct and Personal Telephone and fax numbers.3. Copy of a Photo Identification (This is will be use for identification during the transaction) These requirements will enable us file a letter of claim to the appropriate departments for necessary approvals in your favour before the transfer can be made. We shall be compensating you with US3 Million Dollars on final conclusion of this project. Your part of the money stays with you while the rest shall be for us, and for investment purposes. If you find yourself capable of working with me, . Since, they are systematically and periodically monitored to assess our level of customer care and most importantly, of our position in the Bank. Check on the web link for further details about the deseaced: http://archives.cnn.com/2000/US/02/01/alaska.airlines.list/ Please observe this instruction with the utmost care. I send you this letter not without a measure of fear because of my work as to what the consequences may be if you do not keep it confidential, 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. If this proposal is acceptable by you, do not take undue advantage of the trust we have bestowed in you, I await your swift response by mail or a Phone call. Yours Truly, Mr. Donald Pedro.Director, Premier/Private BankingInternational Corporate BankingLLOYDS TSB BANKING LONDON,UK.