This email with the subject "DEAR FRIEND" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 04 Jul 2008 17:12:40 -0700 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "SMITH WALKER" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, With the recent merging of my bank Abn Amro N.V. with Barclay's Bank UK, I was made head of service in my department by the Boards of directors of my bank ABN AMRO N.V. (The Netherlands) to compile all credit accounts that has been in operation with the bank under my department/supervision. Details About The Merging News Visit The Web Site below: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/6469417.stm Through my compilation of accounts, I discovered a credit account with A/C N0:NL85ABNA6008341843 and (US$18.500.000.00) deposited, On further trace came across the file and found out that the account has be inactive for more than Eight (8) years. The true owner of this funds/ account was Engineer Christian Eich, a German who Ran carmaker BMW's museum unfortunately lost his life, including his wife and two children in the plane crash (Flight AF4590) which crashed on July 31st 2000 killing all 109 people on board. Details About The Plane Crash Visit The Web Site Below: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/859479.stm Regarding the short period of Twenty-One (21) working days allowed confirming and submitting the reports by the Board of directors of my bank, which may lead to the cancellation or terminating of the account. I have chosen to seek your consent to work with me as a team and pull out this fund under the legitimacy as the heir apparent of Late Engineer Christian Eich. Since the money is going to be paid directly to any account of your choice, you have a liability to ensure that i receive 65% of the total sum while you keep 30% for your assistance and a further 5% will be mapped out for any expenses that we may incurred in the process of this transaction. Please i urge you to keep this matter very confidential. I want to assure you that i am in position to make the payment of this claim possible provided you can give us a very strong guarantee that my share will be well secure and that you will not take advantage of it,since the money will be transfer to a bank account that you will nominate. Contact me immediately on my private email address: (email@example.com, firstname.lastname@example.org) with your full Name, Address, Age, Occupation, Telephone and fax Numbers for more details and modalities of this project/ transaction, As soon as this is done, i will proceed with the necessary formalities. Yours Sincerely, Dr, Smith Walker (Auditor) Abn-Amro Bank Reply To this email address: email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org