This email with the subject "Can I trust you?." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 09 Nov 2008 09:05:51 -0500 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Franklin Taylor"<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear friend, I am Mr. Taylor Franklin, am the manager credit and accounts department of Credit Suisse First Boston here in the United Kingdom. I am writing following an opportunity in my office that will be of immense benefit to both of us. In my department I discovered an abandoned sum of $10.5million United State Dollars (Ten million five hundred thousand United State 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 website. http://www.cnn.com/2000/US/02/01/alaska.airlines.list/ 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 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 behind for the claim. It is therefore upon this discovery that I manager credit and accounts 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 safety keeping and subsequent disbursement since nobody is coming for it and I don't want this money to go back into Government treasury as unclaimed bill. I agreed that 40% of this money will be for you as foreign partner, while the balance will be for me. I will visit your country for the disbursement according to the percentages indicated above once this money gets into your account. Please be honest to me and trust is our watchword in this transaction. Also I will need your full name and Address Company or residential including your phone/fax number so that I can computerize them totally with next of kin column in the certificate of deposit. Note this transaction is confidential and risk free. As soon as you receive this mail you should contact me by return mail whether or not you are willing to enter into this deal. 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 on truncating my banking career should you mention this to someone else. I hope you can be trusted in this regard. 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 via my private email address firstname.lastname@example.org or call +44 702 403 8045 . Best regards Mr. Taylor Franklin Tel No: +44 702 403 8045