A Scam Email with the Subject "THIS IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE $ MILLIONAIRE" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 20 Mar 2009 20:38:30 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Hargreaves Lansdowne Stockbrokers"<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Hargreaves Lansdown Stockbrokers Limited 16 Canada Square, London E12 6QB England Personal E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org We the Hargreaves Lansdowne Stockbrokers limited is one of the leading stockbrokers in UK and Europe. We have been managing shares of Mr. Andreas Schranner (A German) who was one of the biggest shareholders with some communication and oil companies in UK and Europe. We have been trading on Mr. Andreas Schranner stocks, unfortunately Mr. Andreas Schranner and his family were among the plane crash of Air France Concorde flight 4590 which crashed on July 25th 2000. Read more about the crash; visit the British broadcasting site for more information. Http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/859479.stm We have tried to locate any of his living family members to no avail. We had a meeting with his attorney concerning the stocks and due to the present crash of stock market, we agreed to sell the stocks, the present stock value is Ј7.5M GBP British pound starling which is equivalent to $ 10,695,375 Ten million six hundred and ninety five thousand dollars three hundred and seventy five USD only . I have arranged with a buyer who is willing to buy off the stocks and we need someone these stocks will be transferred to his name before we can sell because the stock market policy does not allow the sell of stocks of a deceased without the stock being transferred to his next of kin. The buyers have been calling for the sale of the stocks and we need to sell these stocks immediately before any further price fall of stocks As the broker, i was asked by his attorney to look for someone who these stocks will be transferred to enable us sell the stocks since there is no living family member who are aware of the stocks or have come to claim the stocks. So i am proposing to you to transfer the stock to your name. His attorney will take care of the legal documents concerning the legal aspect of this transaction, while i will take care of the sell of the stocks. All we need from you is to provide your name in full and address so that we can transfer the stocks to you We agreed to give you 33% of the total fund (Ј7.5M GBP) while 67% will be shared among i, and his attorney. We shall visit your country for the disbursement, according to the percentages indicated above once you receive the money. Note you will give the buyer the option you want to receive the fund as soon as the stock is sold to the buyer. I will be given you update on the day to day activities before the stock is sold I humbly crave your indulgence in portraying sincerity towards this matter, as trust stands to be our watchword in this transaction. Our assurance is that your role is risk free to accord this transaction the legality it deserves as with all modalities put in place we are certain in actualizing a hitch free transaction without any impediments. Our positions already guarantee the swift execution of this project. We will discuss much in details when I do receive your response and our company's information will be sent to you. Kindly signify your willingness to assist by sending me an email for further procedures relating to this transaction. I wait to hear from you Kind regards. Richard Edward Verden. Hargreaves Lansdowne Stockbrokers Limited