This email with the subject "mutual benefit deal" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 29 Mar 2009 10:59:31 -0400 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "tom brown"<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear sir/madam With due respect and all my sincerity and passion.I write this letter to you seeking your assistance,and i hope it will meet you in good condition,though its difficult since we have not met before,but i believe that you are capable and reliable in handling this urgent International business transaction,which will be based on trustness and sincerity.My name is Tom Brown an artoney,and a representing lawyer with the British Petroleum PLC (BP p.l.c).There is a foreign contractor namely, (Albertsen Else) who executed a contract worth twelve million five hundred thousand dollars (#12.5million Poundsterling) with the British Petroleum PLC (BP p.l.c) unfortunately he died with his wife in a plane crash,the Swissair Flight 111, which crashed into the Atlantic off Nova Scotia in September 2nd 1998.See link below for details of the plain crash. http://cnnstudentnews.cnn.com/WORLD/9809/swissair.victims.list The Deceased contractor is a foreigner,so that is why we need a foreigner to recieve the #12.5million Poundsterling into his account through the Royal Bank of Scotland PLC. UK.The #12.5million Poundsterling is just laying fallow in the purse of the British Petroleum PLC (BP p.l.c).The board of directors of the British Petroleum PLC (BP p.l.c) has enpowered the CEO of BP Finance and Group Treasurer(Rodney Chase) in conjuction with the Royal Bank of Scotland PLC to take care of the payment of all foreign contractors. I will arrange all the necessary documents that will warrant you as the writefull contractor that executed the said contract,and i will send it to the contract reconcilliation office in the British Petroleum PLC (BP p.l.c),and they will contact you within the next 48hours.We are willing to give you 30% of the total sum,when the funds gets to your possesion you will remove your 30% share and we will instruct you on what to do with our own share of the fund.I want you to keep this deal strictly confidential to yourself,because if the secret licks out i may loose my job as the representing lawyer with the British Petroleum PLC (BP p.l.c). send your reply to my direct email adress:firstname.lastname@example.org Kindly mail the details below to me for the completion of my documentation to the British Petroleum PLC (BP p.l.c) (1)your full name and address,including your company name and address if you have one (2)your telephone and fax number including your mobile phone for easy communication (3)your full bank details where the fund will be transfered into. Note:Kindly send your reply to any of the below emails, email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org Tom Brown Artoney At Law.