This email with the subject "GREETING" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 12 Oct 2008 19:53:15 -0400 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Gerald Wharfe Whitley"<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
FROM: Mr. Gerald Wharfe Whitley AUDITING AND ACCOUNTING UNIT. FOREIGN REMITTANCE DEPT. BASEL FINANCIAL TRUST 812 LA FOSSE,ST MARTIN GERNSEY,CHANNEL ISLANDS With great pleasure I am writing this proposal on behalf of my partners.I got your information through my personal search on the internet. Hence I have decided to seek your cooperation,due to the sensitivity of this transaction and my commitment as a financial agent.I am Mr.Gerald Wharfe Bills and Exchange under foreign remittance department of Basel Financial Trust Bank channel Islands.There is an account opened in this Bank in 1990 and since 2000 nobody has operated on this account again. After going through some old files in the records,I Discovered that if I do not remit this money out urgently it would be forfeited for nothing.The owner of this account is DR. A.Hebru ( Nasim Saleh), a foreigner, Geologistby profession and he died since 1999. In an air crash along with his wife on 31st October 1999 in an Egyptian airline 990 with other passengers on board.No other person know about this account or anything concerning it, the account has no other beneficiary and my investigation proved To me as well that his company does not know anything about his account and the amount involved is (US$50)FIFTY Million Dollars. I am only contacting you as a foreigner because this money cannot be approved to a local Bank here, but can only be approved to any foreign account because the money is in US Dollars and the former owner of the account is DR. Abu Hebru is a foreigner too. Our constraint is to be able to source an honest and trustworthy individual,to whom we can remit these funds and act as trustee pending our visit,since our period of disengagement from our service is near. I am presently affected by the financisl service code of conduct laws that prohibits officials from operating private foreign accounts.You will be given 20% of the total sum,while 70% will be for me and 10% for taxes and other miscellaneous expenses.This transaction is 100% risk free provided you treat it with utmostsecrecy and confidentiality. Furthermore, your area of specialization is not a hindrance to the successful execution of this via my personal e-mail address At firstname.lastname@example.org Thank you and God Bless, My sincere Regards Gerald Whitley