This email scam appears to be closely related to the commonly encountered Nigerian letter scam.
Sophos recommends recipients do not reply to the email in any way.
The text of the scam is as follows:
Pardon me for starting this great proposal this way as it might surprise you.
My name is Yuvraj Kailash a native of Nepal and attorney to the late king of
Nepal who died as a result of loss in temper caused by an argument between him
and his family, as they were against him marrying his fiancée .You were
recommended by a close confidant. Who assured us of your capability and
reliability to assist us. We seek the assistance of someone who is genuinely
interested in entering into a business relationship with long term focus, and
willingness of a kind heart to help.
If you are conversant with events in Nepal in May/June last year 2001, (June 1
2001), the media was filled with reports that Crown Prince Dipendra of Nepal
had shot and killed several members of the Nepalese Royal Family, among whom
were his parents King Birenda and Queen Aiswarya, before trying to kill
Prior to the late kings death (Prince Dipendra), he kept aside a secret amount
of money, for his fiancée (Miss Divyani Rana) worth over
US$30,000,000.00(Thirty million United States Dollars). This was made in the
heat of misunderstanding between him and members of his family. The money was
kept away in such a way to prevent any member of his family from having any
access or trace to the funds, which was just a part of his wealth, this was
like a gift to his fiancée and a further affirmation to her that he was surly
going to marry her, even though, his family was against their marriage. We have
kept this a secret for sometime now and feel this is the right time to execute
The death of my late boss, left us stranded, we have therefore been searching
for a genuine and reliable person or company of trust and with whom the
Nepalese Royal Family have never had any previous, personal or business
relationship with. That person will assist in the transfer and business
re-investment of this money. We cannot do it alone due to our present social
status. We also intend to give you a reasonable share of the funds for your
assistance. These funds have been hidden away, known only to his fiancée and
myself. We would want you to safeguard this fund from being clamped down by any
body or agencies.
As soon as we receive your letter of acceptance/acknowledgement, I shall give
you more highlights on this transaction.
THIS IS A RISK FREE TRANSACTION AND MUST NOT BE REVILED TO ANYONE NOT EVEN YOUR
LAWYER, ATTORNEY, FAMILY, FRIENDS ETC. If you are capable and trust worthy and
can keep to our instructions to make the above Proposal a reality.
Then CONTACT US IMMEDIATELY ONLY THROUGH OUR CONFIDENTIAL U.K FAX NUMBER:
********** AS INDICATED ABOVE
DO NOT REPLY US BY EMAIL. Please indicate in your reply your
PERSONAL/CONFIDENTIAL TELEPHONE NUMBERS, CELLULAR OR MOBILE NUMBER,
CONFIDENTIAL FAX NUMBER AND YOUR CONFIDENTIAL EMAIL ADDRESS when replying.
ONCE AGAIN, PLEASE DO NOT REPLY BY EMAIL. Your Reply Should be by Fax only to
********** (United kingdom)
GOD BLESS YOU.