This email with the subject "Confidential Proposal....Reply ASAP!!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 02 Feb 2009 10:25:03 -0500 and has been classified as a Generic Scam.
The sender was "Kohler, Traute" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Good Day to You, Please forward your response to this email address firstname.lastname@example.org .. This is very vital!! Though I have not considered this medium to be the best manner to have approached you on this issue being that the Internet has been greatly abused over the recent years and is very unsecured for in formations of vital importance. I have decided to take the chance seeing that no other means could have been faster and more efficient than the E-mail. I am Walter Gibson, Staff of Hamilton Direct Bank. I am contacting you concerning a deceased customer and an investment he placed under our banks management five years ago to the tune of Thirty million united states dollars ($30, 000, 000, 00).I would respectfully request that you keep the contents of this mail confidential and respect the integrity of the information you come by as a result of this mail. I have been in charge of this department for six years and to best of my knowledge, I have discharged my duty with equity. In the process of review of the financial report by my department, I discovered that both of you have a similar last name; hence I contacted you so that I can give you further briefing on my intention and how to disburse the funds and estate he left behind. My proposal; you share the same surname with our late client; I am prepared to place you in a position to instruct the security Firm to release the deposit to you as the closest surviving relation. Upon receipt of the deposit, I am prepared to share the money with you in half. That is: I will simply nominate you as the next of kin and have them release the deposit to you. We share the proceeds 50/50. I ask that you do not destroy my chance, if you will not work with me let me know and let me move on with my life but do not destroy me. I am a family man and this is an opportunity to provide them with new opportunities. There is a reward for this project and it is a task well worth undertaking. I will most welcome your prompt response via this email email@example.com I await your response. Sincerely Walter.