This email with the subject "Treat As Urgent" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 13 Dec 2008 03:54:35 -0500 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was Mr Thomas Howell <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Thomas Howell, Knights quarter, 14 st. john's lane, London, ec1m 4aj England Email, firstname.lastname@example.org My Dear, Compliments of the day! i got your contact on my private search for a reliable and trusted person to handle a transaction of this nature. i know that the contents of this mail might sound so strange, but i want to assure you that every word of it is true. I am Thomas Howell a financial consultant to a deceased immigrant Mr. Andreas schranner, property magnate who was based in the U.K., who happens to be my client. on the month of July 2000, my client, his wife Maria, their daughter andrea each, her husband Christian, and their children katharina and maximilian all died in the air France concord plane crash bound for new York in their plan for a world cruise, since then I have been managing his properties here in the u.k. and some others which he put out for sale. The properties which have long been put out on sale have now been paid for and now the money paid has long been deposited into his local bank account here. I have contacted you to assist in repatriating the money and estate left behind by my client before they get seized or declared unserviceable by his bank. Particularly, the bank has issued me with a notice to provide any of his beneficiaries or have the account confisticated within a short period of time. my late client has an account valued at 25.3 million united states dollars only. since i have been unsuccessful in locating any of my clients relatives for some time now and with no one coming forward since my client passed on and with the bank now giving me a deadline, I now seek your consent to present you as the beneficiary to my deceased client, so that the proceeds of his account valued at 25.3 million united states dollars only can be paid to you. This I intend we share amongst ourselves in the ratio of 50% to me and 40% for you while the balance 10% we shall use for settling any miscellaneous expenses that might arise. I have all the necessary information that can be used to back up any claim that we may make and i can assure you that you shall be paid this amount as the beneficiary of the funds of my late client. 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 from any breach of the law. Trust me as his personal consultant that this is a risk-free transaction. Please get in touch with me via my confidential email, and send me the following information: 1) Your full names and address as you want them used in the payment documents 2) Telephone and fax numbers .upon receipt of this information, We shall discuss further about this transaction. Thank you in anticipation of your cooperation. Best regards, Mr. Thomas Howell.Please get in touch with me via my confidential email,email@example.com