Scam$fund 100719214903: [G-Spam] Integrity required
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Email Classification: Scam$fund
|From:||"J.uthemba" <firstname.lastname@example.org> |
|IP Address:||22.214.171.124 (originates from ) |
|Date:||Mon, 19-Jul-2010 09:49:03 pm |
|Subject:||[G-Spam] Integrity required |
A top compliment, my name is Mr.joseph uthemba, Crreyedit and Foreign Bills of STANDARD BANK OF SOUTH AFRICA (STD). I am writing in respect of a foreign customer of our bank with account number 908-17-356-234 whose name is Gary Frederick Lutnick, (Mr.), an American citizen who died in world trade center as a victim of the September 11, 2001 incident that befalls the United States of America . The bank has made series of efforts to contact any of the relatives to claim this money but without success, you can confirm through this site:
Since the demise of this customer, I personally have watched with keen interest to see the next of kin but all has proved abortive as no one has come to claim his funds of US$15.5M (Fifteen Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) which has been with our branch for a very long time.
On this note, I decided to seek for whom his name shall be used as the Next of Kin as no one has come up as his next of kin. And the banking ethics here does not allow such money to stay more than certain years because the money will be recalled to the bank treasury as unclaimed funds after the specified period stipulated by the bank's obligation.
In view of this I got your contact through via the internet when I was making a research on a foreigner I will use in this great opportunity to assist me receive this money for safe keeping and investments as the total funds will be taken over, confiscated and considered dormant by my bank as provided in section 129 sub 63(N), Africa Banking Edit of 1961.
For your assistance, I am willing to give you 25% of the total amount. Upon the receipt of your response, I will send you by fax or e-mail the letter of application which you will type sign and send back to me to enable us start the processing of this claim.
I will not fail to bring to your notice that this business is hitch-free and that you should not entertain any fear as all modalities for the smooth and easy transfer of this fund has been finalized, this transaction will be completed within five banking days of receiving your response, after you apply to the bank as the next of kin. Do not be bothered that you are not related in any way to him as I am in position to affix your name as the next of kin.
When you receive this mail, kindly call me on my direct telephone number or reply by email to my personal email address immediately. Please do include your full names and your private Tel/Fax numbers for quick communication.
Thank you and have a blessed day, warm regards.
This email is infected with Scam$fund
DO NOT OPEN the attachment . Do not response to the email. This email is not send by "J.uthemba" <email@example.com>.
This email is a scam, not a worm or virus. The email do not have any infected attachments.
The offer may sound tempting and looks worth taking a risk for the big reward. DO NOT fall into this scam.
If you reply, you will probably be asked to pay some US$100 to start off the fund transfer process. The excuse for requiring your payment is that the scammer themselves cannot be involved in any payment to avoid being caught linking the transfer. Of course, if you pay up the first time, you will be asked for further payments for other issues.
Once you become suspicious of them and ask many questions about the payment, they will stop responding the email and start looking for other victims.
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