A Scam Email with the Subject "Dear Friend" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 08 Aug 2017 23:43:10 -0400 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was Stephen Winnington <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, I know this email must come to you as a surprise in that we have neither met nor spoken before, but I believe that it takes just a contact for people to meet and become great friends and business partners. This is a personal and private letter directed to you and I request that it be treated as such. My name is Stephen G. Winnington, a Retiree. I was the personal Financial Advisor to a late Client that died in a car crash along with his immediate family members on the 16th of August 2007. Shortly after his death, I was directed by his bank to locate any of his extended relatives whom shall be claimant/beneficiary of his fixed deposit account with the bank valued at Eight Million Great British Pounds (Ј8,000,000.00). I tried my best to locate any of his family members but all such efforts were unsuccessful. I also sought the assistance of his original Home Country Embassy here in London in locating any of his relatives without any success. Just last week, I received yet another letter from the holding bank indicating that proceedings for the forfeiture of this fund to the British Government in line with enabling laws will be initiated if no Next of Kin came forward to claim the fund by the 10th anniversary of his death being 16th of August this year (2017). Considering the amount of fund involved and non To commence the process of claim and transfer of this fund to your designated bank account, you need firstly signify your interest by return mail, and I give you full details regarding this deal on gaining your confidence. Rest assured that there are no risks involved as all process involved in achieving a smooth transfer of this fund to your nominated account would be legally followed. Do also note that I have with me, copies of the original documents to the fixed deposit account needed to give credence and legitimacy to the claim. The documents were entrusted in my care by my late Client days after making the fixed deposit, so you need not entertain any fears. Also note that from my discreet investigation, successful transfer of the Fund to your nominated account can be achieved within 16 Banking days of signifying your interest. Like I said, I require only a solemn confidentiality on this. Please, include your Private and confidential Phone number (preferably Mobile) in your reply. Best regards, Stephen G. Winnington