This email with the subject "LEGAL PROPOSAL" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 25 Jan 2009 19:09:51 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Mr.jerry phillip"<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
DDear Friend, My name is MR.JERRY PHILLIP. I’m an Accountant with BANK OF AFRICA. I am writing in respect of a foreign customer of my bank (Kurt Karl) who had a plane crash and died with his wife and two children on 30th JULY,2000 in a CONCORDE PLANE CRASH [ Flight AF4590] with the whole passengers aboard. See below, the Website for more information about the plane crash. http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/859479.stm There was an account opened in this bank in 1998 by this great Late INDUSTRIALIST/FEDERAL GOVERNMENT CONTRACTOR and carmaker BMW s museum Director who died without a written or oral WILL attached to the account. Since his death, I personally have watched with keen interest to see the next of kin but all has proved abortive as no one has come to claim his funds and no other person knows about this account or anything concerning it, the account has no other beneficiary and until his death he was the Director of his company. The total amount involved is $30.500, 000 (USD). We wish to start the first transfer with US$20.500.000[20.5million] and upon successful transaction without any disappointment from your side, we shall re-apply for the transfer of the remaining balance to your account in bits. I have prayed and I believe that we must succeed in this transaction with your utmost co-operation in order to have a smooth and a successful transfer of the fund to any foreign bank account which you are going to nominate. On this note, I have decided to seek for a reliable foreigner who will act as the foreign beneficiary of the fund from the deceased until the funds have been finally transferred and we will effect an immediate investment on any available and reliable project as no one has come up to be the next of kin. The banking ethics here does not allow such money to stay more than ten years without claim hence the money will be recalled to the government treasury as unclaimed after this long period of dormancy. In view of this, I got your contact through my personal search to see if you can assist me by providing your full personal Information for the transfer or find a reliable person who will be capable of receiving such amount in his or her personal account. At the conclusion of the transfer, 50% of the fund will be for me here, I would give you 45% of the total transfer sum, 5% for charity both in Africa and in your country. To proceed, I would like you to send me the information of any account of your choice where you will like this fund to be transferred into or open a new account where you will want this money to be transferred into. This transaction is totally free of risk and trouble as the fund is a legitimate fund which does not originate from drug, money laundry, terrorism or any other illegal act. Upon the receipt of your reply, I will send to you, the detailed information about the transaction. I will not fail to bring to your notice that this business is 100% risk and trouble free and that you should not entertain any fear as all modalities for fund transfer can be finalized within 7 to 9 banking days, after we apply to the bank as the beneficiary of the fund from the deceased. However, after your confirmation of the funds in your account, we shall meet in your country to discuss what capital venture to invest the fund into, in your country with your technical-knowledge. Please do include the following information in your response to this partnership Idea: (1)Full Name (2)Telephone & Fax numbers (3)Residential Contact address (4)Occupation/marital status (5)Company Name Please Endeavour to reply me via my private email address [firstname.lastname@example.org] with the above information about the person. I shall ask the legal advisor of the bank to prepare the documentation in your name as the bonafide owner of the whole fund $30.5M. (USD) Best Regards. MR.JERRY PHILLIP