This email with the subject "Confidential Request Needed" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 22 Jul 2008 07:09:45 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Peter Ruggiero <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
X-RealFrom: firstname.lastname@example.org Dear Friend, I am Mr Peter Ruggiero, an internal auditor with Hsbc Bank Plc. During our last auditing exercises, as the head of the team, I discovered a dormant account valued $19.8 Million dollars. Further investigation about the account revealed that the account holder died since 2001. And up till date, nobody has come forward or put application for claim. During my private search for the relative recently your name and email contact was among the findings that matches the same surname as the decease name who died interstate with no Will or next of kin. I am contacting you based on trust, to have you presented as the next of kin and the beneficiary of the deposit and I will take care of all necessary paper work to legally declare you the beneficiary of the funds. If this interest you, kindly respond back immediately with the following details:email@example.com 1: Your full names and address. 2: Your direct cell phone and fax number. 3: Your age and occupation. 4: Give me a brief introduction about your self. As soon as I received the above details, I will then provide you with full details of the transaction. Regards. Peter Ruggiero