This email with the subject "URGENT FROM BARCLAYS BANK PLC LONDON." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 19 Jan 2009 19:45:42 -0500 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Accountant Peter Collins"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Sir/Madam, I am an accountant with BARCLAYS BANK PLC LONDON. My name is Mr.Peter Collins. I am the Personal Account officer to Engineer. Andrew Wilson , a National of your country, who is a contractor with the DEPARTMENT OF EXXON MOBILE OIL LONDON. Herein after shall be referred to as my client On 30 JAN 2000,my client, his wife and their three children were involved in the Alaska Airline with registration number 5A-BEN which departed from Nairobi to destination London and all the passengers on-board and the flight crew, including his family died in this fatal aircrash on 30 JAN 2000. Since then I have made several inquiries to your embassy to locate any of my clients extended Relatives, this has also proved unsuccessful after these several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to trace his last name over the Internet, to locate any member of his family hence I contacted you. I have contacted you to assist in repatriating the money and property left behind by my client before they get confiscated or declared unserviceable by the Barclay's Bank London where these huge amount were deposited. The deceased had an account valued at about($17.5 Million US Dollars) and the Barclays Bank has issued me a notice to provide the next of kin or have the account confiscated within the next ten official working days. Since I have been unsuccessful in locating the relatives for over 6years now, I seek your consent to present you as the representative, next of kin to the deceased so that the proceeds of this account valued at ($17.5 Million US Dollars) can be paid to you and then you and I can share the money 55% to me and 40% to you, While 5% for unforeseen bottle necks we might incure in this transaction. An attorney will be contacted to help us revalidate and notarize all the necessary legal documents that can be used to back up any claim we may make in accordance with the British Government. Please indicate your willingness by sending the below information for more clarification and easy communication. Your Full name: Contact address: Tel and fax numbers: Marital Status: Date Of Birth: Sex: Occupation: All I require is your honest co-operation to enable us see this deal through.I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you and I from any breach of the law. NOTE: For security reason please reply to this email address: email@example.com Best regards, Mr. Peter Collins.