This email with the subject "Dear Friend" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Wed, 09 Jul 2008 07:38:35 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Mr.Wright Lincoln" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Mr.Wright Lincoln Senior Audit Officer Barclays Bank Plc London, EC1N 8DN. United Kingdom. Dear Friend, I am seeking your assistance to help me receive the sum of £22.8million British Pounds Sterling (Twenty Two Million Eight Hundred Thousand British Pounds Sterling) to your possession. The funds was an abandoned fixed deposit belonging to one of our foreign customer, a German estate tycoon, late Mr.Andreas Schranner who died in the plane crash of Air France Concorde flight 4590 which crashed on July 25th 2000. On further indebt investigation, I discovered that he died with his wife and entire family, as all efforts to trace members of his neither family nor relatives proved futile. You shall read more about the crash on visiting this site. Http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/859479.stm Since we got information about his death, we have been expecting his next of kin or relatives to come over and claim his money because we cannot release it unless somebody applies for it as next of kin or relation to the deceased as indicated in our banking guidelines. Unfortunately his supposed next of kin died along with him in the plane crash leaving nobody with the knowledge of this fund behind for the claim.It is therefore upon this discovery that I and two other officials in this department now decided to make business with you and release the money to you as the next of kin or beneficiary of the funds for safety keeping and subsequent disbursement since nobody is coming for it and we don't want this money to go back into Government treasury as unclaimed bill. The banking law and guidelines here stipulates that such money remained after ten years the money will be transferred into banking treasury as unclaimed funds. We agreed that 25% of this money will be for you as gratification for assistance rendered, while the balance will be for me and my colleague. I will visit you for the disbursement according to the percentages indicated above once this money gets into your account.Please be honest to me and trust is our watchword in this transaction. Note this transaction is confidential and risk free. As soon as you receive this mail you should contact me by return mail. All necessary arrangement for the smooth release of these funds to you has been finalised, we will discuss much in details when I do receive your response. If you are interested in this project contact me for further directives. Thanks, Mr.Wright Lincoln