A Scam Email with the Subject "URGENT REPLY NEEDED" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 18 Jan 2009 13:30:35 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Thomas Harry Esq" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Hello, My name is Thomas Harry Esq. I am the attorney of Late Mrs. Angela White, who died in London UK . I have a abusiness proposition for you. Before the death of my late client, she lodged huge amount of money in a security vault/company here in Europe , amounting to £3,000,000 (three million pounds) that is $4,500,000.00 (Four million,Five Hundred thousand dollars). And she left behind strict instructions on secrecy and top confidentiality of her funds in the security company. And the only person aware of the funds is me being her attorney. And she left instructions with the security company that, it is only her lawyer that knows about the funds in their custody. Unfortunately, Mrs. Angela had no next of kin as she had no children and she didn’t appoint any inheritance/beneficiary. It is on this note, that you come in, I would like you as a foreigner to stand as the next of kin whom I will appoint and notify the security company that you are the actual next of kin appointed by Mrs. Angela White before her death. Please, have nothing to worry about, as I will commence processing all legal documentations certifying you as the Sole-Beneficiary to Late Angela White, Be rest assured that all documents will be processed according to the law. If you agree to do this with me, we shall both share the total amount of $4.5 million USD 40/60 %, which means $1.8M( One million Eight hundred thousand dollars)for you, while $2.7M (Two million seven hundred thousand dollars) would be mine. If you oblige then kindly send me your full name, Age, address, telephone and country, in order for me to prepare the necessary documents for the funds to be released to you. Kindly note that this transaction requires maximum secrecy. Kindly response to me ( email@example.com ). I await your response. Regards Thomas Harry