This email with the subject "Mutual Benefit" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 23 Mar 2009 21:43:42 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Mr. Brian Smith" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Hello friend, My name is Brian Smith. I work in a bank here in the United Kingdom. I decided to contact you due to the urgency of this transaction. PROPOSITION: I am the account officer of a foreigner who died in an air crash along with his entire family in a forceful plane crash on Monday, 31 july,2000 @ 13:22gmt 14:22uk You can confirm this from the website below which was published on BBC news WEBSITE. Http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/859479.stm Since his death, none of his next-of-kin are alive to make claims for this money as his heir, because they all died in the same accident, himself and his wife (May Their soul rest in peace). We cannot release the fund from his account unless someone applies for claim as the next- of-kin to the deceased as indicated in our Banking guidelines. Upon this discovery, I now seek your permission to have you stand as a next of kin to the deceased, as all documentations will be carefully worked out for the funds which amounts to (US$12,500,000. 00) to be released in your favor as the bonafide next of Kin to the deceased. Please acknowledge receipt of this message in acceptance of our mutual business endeavor by furnishing me with the following information if you are interested. 1. Beneficiary full name/address. 2. Direct Telephone and fax numbers. I shall be compensating you with US$5.5m on final conclusion of this Project for your assistance, while the balance US$7m shall be for me for investment Purposes. If this proposal is acceptable by you, please endeavor to contact me immediately . I await your urgent response. Regards, Mr. Brian Smith