This email with the subject "Hello!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 25 Sep 2010 07:29:40 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Mr. Malvin Nguyen"<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend. It is indeed my pleasure to write you this letter, which I believe will be a surprise to you as we have never met before, and I am deeply sorry if I have in any manner disturbed your privacy. Please forgive this unusual manner of contacting you, but this particular message is of exceptional. There is absolutely going to be a great doubt and distrust in your heart in respect of this email because i know that this might sound strange to you and coupled with the fact that, so many individuals have taken possession of the Internet to facilitate their nefarious deeds, thereby making it extremely difficult for genuine and legitimate persons to get attention and recognition. My name is Mr. Malvin Nguyen, I am Account Manager of KAS BANK LONDON UNITED KINGDOM BRANCH. I contacted you on a business Transfer that requires confidentiality, Trust and transparency,where both of us have a lot to Benefit. During our auditing Accounts section, I discovered a huge sum of money US$20.5M, (Twenty Million Five Hundred Thousand United State Dollars, deposited by one of our late customer, who died On the 21st of April 2003, Engr. Andri Annup, his wife and their two Children were involved in a Plane Crash in SouthWest Alaska, and all occupants unfortunately lost their lives. Since then I have made several enquiries to his embassy to locate any of Andri Annup Extended relatives, this has also proved unsuccessful to locate any member of his family. Now the management of the bank has issued a notice to provide the next of kin to claim the funds or they have the account frozen. Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for over 8 years now. I contacted you to seek your consent to present you as the next of kin to the deceased so that the proceeds of this account valued at US$20.5M, can be transfer to your account that you would provided, then we can share the money 50%/ for me and 50% for you because I am not a greedy person and is a deal between me and you! I know very well that you might be weary of the fact that you are not in any way related to the deceased person but according to the laws of inheritance in British, someone must not be a relative to the deceased in order to be able to apply for his/her inheritance, having taken note of this laws I have decided to present you to my bank as a business associate to Engr. Andri Annup, which you know that somebody's business associate can come from any part of the world so it doesn't matter Finally, I have made an arrangement with an attorney who will work on your behalf and secure all the necessary legal documentation that would indicate you as the Beneficiary of the fund to back up this claim. All I require is your honest co-operation to enable us sees this deal through and secures all the legal documents. I guarantee you that this transaction will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you and I from any breach of the law. If you are interested in this deal, kindly get back to me with your complete information, as follow. Your Private telephone and Fax numbers, and Cell phone; Your full Name and Address. Best regards, Mr. Malvin Nguyen.