This email with the subject "From Peter" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 27 Feb 2006 02:39:21 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Peter Boltton" <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, Greetings to you my dear friend, this proposal will come to you as surprise. This is because we have not met before. I am sending you this email regarding the huge opportunity that will be of mutual benefit to the two of us. I know that a transaction of this magnitude will make any one apprehensive and worried, but I am assuring you that everything documentation that will bring about the success of this transaction would be provided. However, I am Peter Boltton, the personal assistance to the late Mr and Mrs Charles B. Yates Citizens of the United States. My Boss and his family died in an air plane crash on November 12, 2001 in an Airbus A300-600 jet, registered N14053 which left JFK bound for Santo Domingo's Las Americas International Airport, crashed into the Belle Harbour neighbourhood of Queens, New York shortly after takeoff from John F.Kennedy International Airport. Killing all Passengers on board. You can confirm from the website below http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/American_Airlines_Flight_587 unfortunately him and all his family members lost their lives since then I have made several enquiries to several Embassies to locate any of my clients extended relatives, this has also proved unsuccessful. After these several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to trace his relatives over the Internet to locate any member of his family but of no avail, hence I contacted you. I contacted you to assist in repatriating the money and property left behind by my client and his family since I have no place to locate any of his relatives. I can easily convince his bank in the with legal practice that you are the only surviving relation of my Boss. Otherwise the Estate he left behind will be confiscated or declared unserviceable by the bank where these huge deposits were lodged. Particularly, my late Boss had an account with one of the banks Europe. Valued at about US$16.5Million (Sixteen Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) which I witness the documentations in Europe before he left for the states on 10 Nov 2001. Conseqently,The bank issued me a notice to provide the next of kin to my Boss since I have been unsuccessfully in locating the relatives. I seek your consent to present you as the next of kin of the deceased so that the proceeds of this account valued at US$16.5Million (Sixteen Million Five Hundred Thousand United States Dollars) will be paid into your account and then you and I can share the money. 55% to me and 40% to you, while 5% should be for expenses, tax as your government may require. All necessary legal documents that can be used to back up any claim we may make will be provided. All I require is your honest co-operation to enable us see this deal through. I guarantee that this will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect you from any breach of the law. Reply immediately, it will be more business like if you call me + 44 7040113412 Alt:email@example.com Yours Faithfully, Mr. Peter Boltton + 44 7040113412 N.B. Please indicate your telephone and fax numbers for easy communication in this mutual transaction.