This email with the subject "Hello" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 23 Jul 2008 04:35:20 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Sunti Wung" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Sir, Please allow me to introduce myself to you. My name is Barrister Sunti Wung. I am a legal practitioner and CEO of Sunti Wung & Co., My learned colleague Barr. Prasert Lien directed me to contact you on the conviction that you will cooperate in this business proposition. It is about a client who was deceased on 26 Dec 2004 Thailand Tsunami whom his last name and yours happens to be the same. His deceased client who was a timber merchant before he was cought in an untimely death in Thailand Tsunami. It is unfortunate that he left some funds in a safe deposit in a Thailand bank without no next of kin to claim it. We have tried all we could to locate his family but to no avail. The safe deposit is about to be declared UN-serviceable by the Bank as there have been no indicated next of kin or next of beneficiary of the deposit. The total amount of cash in the safe deposit of his deceased client is US$5.7 Million (Five Million, Seven Hundred Thousand US$ ). His deceased client confided this in him when he was alive and he has been re-activating the save deposit on behalf of his late client when he was alife. The Bank has issued to him a notification to contact the next of kin of his deceased client to either make claim as beneficiary of the safe deposit, or to re-activate the period of deposit with a monthly surcharge of 6% to be deducted as an Escrow safe keeping fee of the deposit. His proposition to you is to seek your consent, and to present your kind self as the next-of-kin and beneficiary of his deceased client, since you have the same last name with him. This means that the proceeds of his safe deposit would be paid to you as his next of kin or the legitimate beneficiary. He propose a sharing percentage of 60% to himself and 40% to your kind self. All the legal documents to back up your claim as his client's next-of-kin would be provided by him. The most important thing he would need is your honest cooperation to in this proposition.This would be done under a legitimate arrangement that would protect you from any breach of the law. Please I urge you to make adequate enquiry about my person and my chamber. because with the fraudulent /scam activities of certain miscreants it is difficult for one to discern between genuine business proposal and scam but in other not to allow unnecessary celebration of scam in this exercise which might jeopardise our transactional objective. I would like to inform you that scam literally signifies the fake version of real situation and can only be meant for low minded miscreant in any giving society. Please if this business proposition offends your moral and ethic values, do accept my sincere apology. Expecting to hear from you soon. Best regards, Barr. Sunti Wung Esq. (Sunti Wung & Co.,)