A Scam Email with the Subject "Treat As Very Confidential And Urgent !! !! !! !!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 13 Sep 2010 17:51:24 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam. The sender was Mr Mike Hopkins <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Please accept my sincere apologizes if my email does not meet your business or personal ethics. I will first introduce myself as Mr Mike Hopkins, the chief Auditor with Halifax Bank Hammersmith London UK One of our accounts, with holding balance of 6.500,000,000 (Six Million Five Hundred thousand pounds Sterling) has been dormant and last operated for years ago.
From my investigations, the owner of the said account,Is a US citizen domicile in the UK by name Mr Ed Swingle, 59 who died along with his entire family in crash at Birmingham Airport on 4th Jan,2002.
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Since then, nobody has done anything as regards the claiming of this money, as he has no family member that has any knowledge as to the existence of either the account or the funds;
I have confidently discussed this issue with some of the bank officials and we have agreed to find a reliable foreign partner to deal with. My proposition to you, is to seek your consent to present you as the Next of kin and beneficiary of this late client, so that the proceeds of this account valued a huge sum shall be paid to you, and then we can share the amount on a mutually agreed percentage of 30% for you,While 60% for me and others involved, 10% shall be used for expenses while the remainder shall be given to a reputable charity home because the money is owned by a deceased person.
This transaction is totally free of risk and troubles as the fund is legitimate and does not originate from drug, money laundry, terrorism or any other illegal act, funds will be released to you after necessary processes have been followed.
Let me hear from you as soon as you get this message, so we can proceed.
Mr Mike Hopkins
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