This email with the subject "Business Proposal," was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 21 Apr 2009 16:55:28 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Mr VAN CURTIS"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear friend I got your details after an extensive online search for a reliable foreign business partner. It involves a time deposit of $48.3million (Forty Eight Million And Three hundred thousand United States Dollars only) in an account in the Netherlands. The circumstances surrounding the death of the depositor with no known nominated successor has made it difficult to locate anyone who is directly related to the deceased. With very strong feeling that no one will ever come forward to claim the funds and the investigation coming to a close after several months, the need for assistance becomes crucial, as a next of kin to the depositor is earnestly sought for and your name fits exactly the family name of the depositor and that is why i have contacted you today. I have a legal and totally risk free means through which the funds can be released to you or your nominated bank account within a very short time after due documentation and authentication process. The strategy is to use my position as his Attorney to present you as a next of Kin and beneficiary of the time deposit. I expect your response and if in the affirmative, contact me on my direct Phone: +31-647-285-270.You can also send an email to my private email address which is as follows: email@example.com . I shall advice you on what we need to do on receipt of a positive response from you. Best regards, van curtis Tel:+31-647-285-270