A Scam Email with the Subject "Dear Friend," was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 11 Jan 2007 11:49:47 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Mr.Williams Cole" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, Do accept my sincere apologies if my mail does not meet your personal Ethics. I introduce myself as Mr. Williams Cole staff in the accounts management Section of a well-known bank here in the United Kingdom. One of our accounts with holding balance of Â15,000,000 (Fifteen Million British Pounds) has been dormant and last operated in the past 3 years. From my investigations and confirmations, the owner of this account is a Foreigner by name Gerald Stone died on the 4th of January 2002 on a planecrash in Birmingham here in UK. Since then nobody has done anything as regards the claiming of this money as he has no family Member who is aware of the existence of either the accountnor the Funds.Information from the National Immigration also statesthat he was single on entry into the UK. I have confidentiallydiscussed this issue with some of the bank officials and we haveagreed to find a reliable foreign partner to deal with. We thuspropose to do business with you, standing in as the next of kin of these funds from the deceased and funds released to you after due processes have been followed. This transaction is totally free of risk and troubles as the fund is Legitimate and does not originate from drug, money laundry, terrorismor any other Illegal act. On your interest, let me hear from you. Regards, MR WILLIAMS COLE