This email with the subject "Please contact me by email or telephone" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 29 May 2006 19:11:44 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "David J. Michael" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Sir, Greetings to your family, Permit me to use this medium to contact you,as I wish to solicit for your assistance in the transaction which l strongly believe will be of mutual benefit to both of us. I am Mr. David J. Michael,Manager accounts department with Shanghai Commercial Bank in London,my late customer,an expatriate was killed in an unknown circumstances and before his death he had some unclaimed treasury bills (Bonds) with my bank. I decided to search for any of my late customer's relative which has been very difficult to me before those treasury bills (Bonds) get confiscated or declared unserviceable by the bank. In 1997 he invested in treasury bill bonds here in London in my bank totaling 8.2 million pound sterling (£8.2 Million) which was due to be collected in 2004 with accrued dividends. On my yearly appraisal of my customer at the turn of every year, I discovered that his investment is overdue for retrieval. I put up series of mail to him which were sent back uncollected. I later discovered that he passed on along with his wife and only child in the tragic swissair flight 111 air crash in September 1998. I have since expected his next of kin or relatives to come forward to claim his money but all attempts to trace his next of kin or relations over the years has been fruitless and all the bank routine notifications to his contact address were sent back uncollected. I am now fully convinced that no one would turn up to execute the Letter of Administration to claim his funds, and having satisfied all legal requirements of next-of-Kin notifications,I decided to contact you to come in as his next of kin. I will prepare every operation that will assist your claim, The treasury bills (Bonds) will be released to you within 10 working days after you have filed in for claims application to the bank. For your assistance you shall have 40% of the entire sum. This transaction is risk free and and as the director of operations so be rest assured that all documents to enable you get this fund as the next of kin will be carefully worked out.Do not be bothered that you are not related in any way to him as I am in position to afix your name as the next of kin. Kin to my late client. Kindly send your reply enclosing your Full Names,Mailing Address and Phone Number to my email address (firstname.lastname@example.org) for confidentiality, to enable me talk to you before I send you the certificate of deposit and other relevant information relating to this fund transfer. I look forward to your quick reply by telephone or email. Sincerely, Mr.David Michael Direct Telephone:+447094689342 Direct E-mail:email@example.com