A Scam Email with the Subject "Hello...." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sat, 09 May 2009 15:44:07 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was Walter Brown <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
From: Walter Brown NatWest Bank 65,Aldwych London WC2B 4EJ United Kingdom Dear Sir/Madam, I am a staff of NatWest Bank London. I am writing following an oppurtunity in my office that will be of immense benefit to both of us. In my department we discovered an abandoned sum of £6.5million British Pounds Sterling (Six million five hundred thousand British Pounds) in an account that belongs to one of our foreign customers Late Mr. Morris, a citzen of your country who Unfortunately, he died with the family and also with the whole passengers aboard, in Plane crash. CONCORDE PLANE CRASH[Flight AF4590 ] on the 25TH JULY,2000. You may read more stories about the crash on visiting these websites: ttp://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/859479.stm . Since we got information about his death, we have been expecting his next of kin or relatves to come over and claim his money because we cannot release it unless somebody applies for it as next of kin or relation to the deceased as indicated in our banking guidelines. Unfortunately I learnt that his supposed next of kin being his only daughter died along with him in the plane crash leaving nobody with the knowledge of this fund behind for the claim. It is therefore upon this discovery that I and two other officials in this department now decided to make business with you and release the money to you as the next of kin or beneficiary of the funds for safety keeping and subsequent disbursement since nobody is coming for it and we don't want this money to go back into Government treasury as unclaimed bill. The banking law and guidelines here stipulates that such money remained after five years the money will be transferred into banking treasury as unclaimed funds.We agreed that 30% of this money will be for you as foreign partner, while the balance will be for me and my colleagues. I will visit your country for the disbursement according to the percentages indicated above once this money gets into your account. Please be honest to me and trust is our watchword in this transaction.this transaction is confidential and risk free.if you are ready to work with us please forward to me the required information below. (1) Send to me immediately A bank account ( a bank account with zero credit balance is still ok) (2) Complete name and address of the Bank (3) Bank Account Number (4) Name of Account Holder/Beneficiary (5) Your address, phone and fax Once you send me the requested information as above, I will initiate the processing of the transfer and in about 5 working days the money will be in your nominated bank account for us to share in the ratio.This transaction is guaranteed to succeed without any problem. If you agree to assist me by sending me the above requested information, I will give you my complete Details, including phone/ fax etc and any further clarifications you may require. We will discuss much in details when I do receive your response. You can also reply to email@example.com Best regards, Walter Brown