A Scam Email with the Subject "YOUR URGENT RESPONSE IS NEEDED PLEASE!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 01 Aug 2008 22:19:27 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Bill Jones"<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dearest Friend, I am barrister Bill Jones, a solicitor at law. I am the personal attorney to Mr. Ted Thompson a citizen of your country, who has invested a lot in one of the most reliable bank in South Africa for years before his death in the Alaska Airlines Flight 261 which crashed on January 31 2000, including his wife and only daughter. You shall read more about the crash on visiting the below site. http://www.cnn.com/2000/US/02/01/alaska.airlines.list/. Since then I have made several enquiries to your embassy to locate any of my clients extended relatives this has also proved unsuccessful. After these several unsuccessful attempts, I decide to look for a partner who we can both work things out and this is why I am contacting you. I am contacting you to assist in repatriating the money and properties left behind by my client before they get confiscated or declared unserviceable by the commercial bank where this huge deposits were lodged. The commercial bank where the deceased had an account valued at 6 million US dollars and has issued me a notice to provide the next of kin, or have the account confiscated within the next ten official working days. Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for years now, I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin / Beneficiary to the deceased as his cousin or extended family member. So the said amount can be paid to you, as my Clients next of kin, and then we can share the amount on a mutual agreed percentage. All legal documents to back up your claims as the deceased next of kin will be provided. All I require is your honest cooperation to enable us see this deal through. I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law. Please get in touch with me to enable us discuss further about this transaction. Please, provide me the following: 1. Full Name 2. Full office and residential address 3. Your Telephone Number 4. Your working status 5. Your age 6. Your marital status Your urgent response will be highly anticipated and appreciated. Best Regards Barrister Bill Jones