This email with the subject "Re: contact me." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 10 Mar 2009 10:35:34 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Mr James Owen" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
-- Dear Sir, I apologize for sending you this mail that might come to you as surprise. I would like to start by introducing myself: My name is Mr James Owen , Personal financial consultant to late Mr.Richard A.Eich, a building contractor who lived and worked here in the United Kingdom. Please, read very carefully, on the 25th of July 2000, my client, his wife and their only daughter were involved in the Air France concord 990 plane that crashed on the Hotelissimo. For more information about this particular crash, visit http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/859479.stm My client was a successful and an accomplished business man, who made enough fortune before his untimely death. He left behind a large deposit involving USD12,000,000.00 (Twelve Million U.S Dollars) in one of the local security firms here in London. I was recently contacted to provide them with a relative who would claim the consignment on the deceased behalf since his entire family perished with him in the crash leaving no one behind estate. Though I was Mr. Richard's business consultant and have good idea about the said deposit, I have no legal right to claim it. I have made several inquiries on my own to locate his next of kin but all has proved abortive. I even contacted the U.S Embassy but to no success. I am now saddled with the responsibility of looking for a foreign business partner whom I would confidently present as the next of kin of the deceased in order to claim the consignment. If unclaimed, we might stand the risk of forfeiting the consignment to the British government as abandoned funds. By virtue of my closeness to the deceased and his family, I have decided to contact you with the offer to join me in claiming the consignment. I therefore as a matter of urgency seek your consent to present you as the Next of Kin to late Mr. Richard A Eich. I have all the required information and shall assemble all the necessary Legal documents that will be used to facilitate the claim. I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law. Trust me, as the personal aid and confidant of late Richard A Eich; I am assuring that this will be a risk-free business transaction that you will not regret. For confidential reasons, Please feel free to contact me on the following E-mail address and telephone number:firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel: 0044 7930 127 140. I will be glad to answer your questions. My kind regards, Mr James Owen