This email with the subject "BANK OF ENGLAND, PAYMENT TRANSFER." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 28 Sep 2008 08:18:26 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "FROM: MR. STEVEN RICHARD"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
BANK OF ENGLAND FROM: MR. STEVEN RICHARD E-mail: email@example.com Attn: MD, Do accept my sincere apologies if my mail does not meet your personal ethics. I will introduce myself as MR. STEVEN RICHARD, a staff in the accounts management section of the above firm here in the London. This is the detail of what I want you to assist me in doing, One of our accounts with holding balance of US$25,000.000.00 (Twenty Five Million United States Dollars) has been dormant and has not been operated for the past four (6) years now. From my investigations and confirmations, the owner of this account, a foreigner by name (Mr. Kurt Kahle) died in July, 2000, For more Information see BBC News on:-http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/859479.stm And since then nobody has done anything as regards the claiming of this money because he has no family members who are aware of the existence of neither the account nor the funds. I have secretly discussed this matter with a senior official of this company and we have agreed to find a reliable foreign partner to deal with. We thus propose to do business with you, standing in as the next of kin of these funds from the deceased and funds released to you after due processes have been followed. Noted that in percentage you will be entitled to 30% of the total sum as gratification, while 5% will be set aside to take care of expenses that may arise during the time of transfer while 65% will be for my partners and me. Please you have been advised to keep top secret and noted that this transaction is totally free of risk and troubles as the fund is legitimate and does not originate from drug, money laundry, terrorism or any other illegal act. On receipt of your response I will furnish you with detailed clarification as it relates to this mutual benefit transaction, I look forward to hearing from you as soon as possible if you are interested and with your trust. And also furnish me with the following information’s. For us to proceed, you have to urgently send to me the following information’s because this are the information required from the lawyer who will obtain all legal documents needed to establish you as the next of kin and legal beneficiary of the fund. To get the required approval for the release and transfer of the fund to your bank account. YOUR FULL NAMES................... YOUR TEL/FAX NUMBERS.......... YOUR COUNTRY...................... YOUR OCCUPATION................ YOUR HOUSE ADDRESS.......... YOUR STREET ADDRESS......... YOUR AGE.............................. As soon as i receive the above information’s i will give you the contact of the lawyer who will also clarify you more on this transfer. Please contact me with my personal email address for more information. GOD BLESS YOU AS YOU REPLY BACK. Mr. STEVEN RICHARD E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org