This email with the subject "Business Proposal!!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 24 Jun 2008 12:31:54 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was email@example.com, although it may have been spoofed.
Hello, My name is Mr. William Thornton from Bills & Exchange Department HSBC BANK Karspeldreef 6K, 1101 CJ Amsterdam, Netherlands. and the personal accounting officer to Late Mr. Andreas Schranner, a German property magnate who lost his life on the 31st of July 2000, along with his wife, Maria and their children and even grand children in a plane crash. The AF4590 crash include all 109 people on board and five who died on the ground when the plane crashed into the Hotelissimo. Meanwhile,the Bank has issued a notice to provide the next of kin within the next 14 official banking days or the account declared unserviceable and confiscated. The amount in question is US$10 000,000.00 ( Ten Million Dollars only).Since then I have made several inquires to locate any of my client's extended relatives but this has proved unsuccessful. After these several unsuccessful attempts, I have decided to contact you to act as the next of kin by assisting me in repatriating the funds from Domant account with HSBC BANK to your account. Therefore, I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin to the Late Mr. Andreas Schranner so that the US$10,000,000.00 [Ten Million United States Dollars]can be transfer to your account.This business is simple. I will like you to provide immediately your full name and address so that I will prepare all the necessary legal documents that can be used to back up the claiming of the funds with my bank. All I require is your honesty and co-operation to enable us see this deal through. I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangements that will protect you from any breach of the law. Remember to send to me also your telephone and fax numbers for easy communication. A bank account in any part of the world which you will provide will then facilitate the transfer of this Funds to you as the beneficiary and next of kin to the diseased. The Funds will be paid into your account for us to share in the ratio of 70% for me and 30% for you for your effort to secure the funds. If you are interested, please reply immediately at firstname.lastname@example.org Upon your response, I shall then provide you with more details that will help you to understand the transaction more.Please observe utmost confidentiality, and be rest assured that this transaction would be most profitable for both of us as I shall also require your assistance to invest part of my own share into a profitable business venture in your Country. Yours Sincerely. Mr. William Thornton.,