This email with the subject "Please Advise" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 24 Apr 2009 13:28:38 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Zurich Bank International Limited"<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, I am Mr. Mark Shaw, a staff of Zurich Bank International Limited (Isle of Man). I have a urgent and very confidential deal proposal for you; I was an account officer to a foreigner named Mr. Bernard Poirier who died in an air crash along With his wife Noreauluce Poirier on the 31st October 1999 in an Egyptian airline 990 with other passengers on board (May their soul rest in peace). You can confirm his death at (http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/world/americas/502503.stm), he made a numbered time (Fixed) Deposit for twelve calendar months, valued at $19,000,000.00 (Nineteen Million United States Dollars) in my branch. Since his death, no one has come to lay claims to his estate as his heir. The bank will not Release the funds from his account unless someone applied for claim as the next-of-kin/beneficiary to the deceased. After ten years the funds Will be called back to the bank treasury as Unclaimed bills and the money will be shared amongst the directors of the bank. My proposal is that I will like you as a foreigner to stand in as the next of kin to late Mr. Bernard Poirier so that the fruits of this old man's labor will not get into the hands of the directors or government officials. A bank account in any part of the world that you will provide will then facilitate the transfer of this money to you as the beneficiary/next of kin. The money will be paid into your account for us to share in the ratio of 60% for me and 40% for you. There is no risk at all, as all the paperwork for this transaction will be done by an attorney, and my position as an official of Zurich Bank International Limited guarantees the successful execution of this transaction. If you are interested, please reply immediately. I will like you to provide your full names, contact address and your confidential telephone number for easy communication. Upon your response, I shall then provide you with more details that will help you understand the transaction. Also, ensure to observe utmost confidentiality and be rest assured that this transaction would be most profitable for both of us because I shall require your assistance to invest my share in your country. I await your urgent mail. Best regards. Mr. Mark Shaw Relationship Banker Zurich Bank International Limited 43-51 Athol Street, Douglas, Isle of Man, IM99 1ET, British Isles.