This email with the subject "URGENT REPLY" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 24 Oct 2008 15:55:19 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "DR. JOHN AMXSI"<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
I am a member of staff of Credit Finance and Securities Company Plc, South Africa,branch in the united kingdom here. I am writing following an opportunity in my office that will be of immense benefit to both of us, though I know that you are already made.
In my department we discovered an abandoned sum of US$ 10 million (10 million, US Dollars) in an account that belongs to one of our foreign customers, Late Mr. Morris Thompson an American who unfortunately lost his life in the plane crash of 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 this websites.
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 the Bank cannot release the funds unless somebody applies for it as next of kin or a relation to the deceased as indicated in our banking guidelines.
Unfortunately I learnt that his supposed next of kin being his only daughter died along with him in the plane crash leaving nobody with the knowledge of this fund to claim. It is therefore upon this discovery that I and two other officials in this department now decided to do business with you and release the money to you as the next of kin or beneficiary of the funds for safe 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.
We agreed that 20% of this money will be for you as the supposed next of kin, while 5% out of the total sum is set aside for any expenses both party will incur during then completion of the transfer, and remaining balance of 75% will be for me and my colleagues. I will visit your country for the disbursement according to the percentages indicated above once this money gets into your account in any safe you will prefer.
Please be honest with me and trust should be our watchword in this transaction. Note that this transaction is highly confidential and 100% risk free. On receipt of this mail, please contact me by return mail if you are willing to enter into this deal with me. In the event you are not interested, I sincerely ask that you disregard this email and tell no one about it. I am very careful not to truncate my banking career should you mention this to someone else that might blow the lid.. I hope you can be trusted in this regard as I am fully aware that you are an international figure hence this approach.
Please note that all necessary arrangement for the smooth release of these funds to you has been finalized. We will discuss much in details when I do receive your response. Please in your response include your direct secured telephone/fax numbers for a better communication between you and me only. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
DR. JOHN AMXSI