This email with the subject "From Mr.Steve Douglas!!!" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 16 Jul 2007 06:20:39 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Mr.STEVE DOUGLAS" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
There is an account opened in this bank in 1995 and since my inception into office in 2001, nobody has operated on this account again, after going through some old files, I discovered that if i do not remit this money out urgently, it will be forfeited for nothing.How the money came about:The owner of this account was Mr. John Hughes who was a foreigner and the manager of Petrochemical service here in London, a chemical engineer by profession and he died since 1995.And then, since 2001,nobody knows about this account or anything concerning it, the account has no other beneficiary and my investigation proved to me as well that his company does not know anything about this account and the amount involved is (15,000,000.00) pounds sterling. I am only contacting you as a foreigner because this money can not be approved to any local bank here in London, but can only be approved to any foreign account because the money is pounds sterling? And the former owner of the account is John Hughes and he was a foreigner too.Finally, at the conclusion of this business, you will be given 35% of the total amount,60% will be for me ,while 5% will be for expenses both parties might have incurred during the process of this transaction. Please you should include your phone and fax number for easily communications. You can contact me through my alternative mail address on (email@example.com) Yours Sincerely, Mr.Steve Douglas