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The message below is a classic example of the “deceased foreigner” scam. The scammer, calling himself “Frank Patrick,” says a foreigner named “Antoine” made a large deposit in his bank many years ago and the bank account is now abandoned because the foreigner died in an accident. If you’ll just help “Frank” get this money out of the country, he’ll give you a percentage of the fortune. The names may be new, but the scam is very old.
Date: Mon, 2 May 2016
From: Frank Patrick email@example.com
Reply-To: Frank Patrick firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello My Dear, My sincere greetings and my apologies to you. I would like to apologize for my intrusion into your privacy. My name is Mr Frank Patrick Framework for the Department of Accounting of D’investissemnt Bank. An account has been opened at our bank in 2005 and since 2011, no operation is performed. This account presents to date in our books, a credit of four million one hundred thousand Five account € uro (€ 4.5 million). After consulting all the files relating to this account, I realized that I could easily dispose of this money if I could transfer it to an account outside so I’m looking for an honest partner. The owner of this fire has federate Antoine, an expatriate Petrol-Technical Support Services Inc., died following a traffic accident and no one knows to this day that this account. This account has no other relation or parent. I want you to help me transfer this money to invest in your field. After the transfer I offer you 40% fraternally Mr Frank Patrick
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