A Scam Email with the Subject "A LUCRATIVE BUSINESS VENTURE/IT REQUIRES YOUR URGENT ASSISTANCE" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 23 Mar 2006 09:49:15 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was Mr Jonathan Mann <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Sir/Madam I am a member of staff of Natwest Bank here in the United Kingdom. I am writing following an opportunity in my office that will be of immense benefit to both of us. In my department we discovered an abandoned sum of Ł23.5million British Pounds Sterling (Twenty three million five hundred thousand British Pounds) in an account that belongs to one of our foreign customers Late Mr. Morris Thompson an American who unfortunately lost his life in the plane crash of Alaska Airlines Flight 261 which crashed on January 31 2000, including his wife and only daughter. You shall read more about the crash on visiting this website. http://www.cnn.com/2000/US/02/01/alaska.airlines.list/ and http://www.nativefederation.org/history/people/mThompson.html Since we got information about his death, we have been expecting his next of kin or relatives to come over and claim his money because the Bank cannot release the funds 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 do 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 do not want this money to go back into Government treasury as unclaimed funds. We agreed that 20% of this money will be for you as a 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. Note this transaction is confidential and risk free. As soon as you receive this mail you should contact me by return mail whether or not you are willing to enter into this deal. In the event you are not interested, I sincerely ask that you disregard this email and tell no one about it. I am very careful on truncating my banking career should you mention this to someone else. I hope you can be trusted in this regard. Please note that all necessary arrangement for the smooth release of these funds to you has been finalised. We will discuss much in details when I do receive your response. Please in your response include your telephone number and fax number for a better communication between us. Best regards Jonathan Mann email@example.com