This email with the subject "In Good Faith" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 26 Feb 2007 10:14:57 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "PHIL MPENZA" <email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
My name is Mr. Phil Mpenza; an auditor with Accountant General's Office, to an accredited financial institution here in EUROPE. In the course of our auditing, I discovered an account opened with one of the branches of this financial institution since 1996. This account was functional and operative until August ending 2001, when the last withdrawal of (£23,000) Twenty Three Thousand Pounds was made from the account via transfer request to Europe. This leaves the balance of Twenty-Five Million, Five Hundred Thousand Pounds (£25, 500, 000. 00). On further investigation into the dormant account, I found the name of the account Holder to be a foreigner. From the cash withdrawal requisition he made through the offshore payment office in Europe, it was discovered that this foreigner and family are billed for holiday in United States of America by first week of September 2001. The story later had it that the whole family left the United Kingdom early August, leaving the local house keeper in charge of their resident in the United Kingdom. The housekeeper confirmed that his boss last phone call was on September 10th 2001 before the incident bombing attack on the Pentagon and the world trade centre. The housekeeper has made away with valuables and disappeared, it was confirmed by reliable sources. Now, the bank will release this money to any foreigner that forwards claims as next of kin to this depositor provided that the person has useful information and necessary documents. A letter of administration and a probate certificate as duly endorsed by a UK Court to substantiate this project in the absence of a last will and testament will be honoured and the money released. I have contacted an attorney to whom I have informed that I kind of know the customers only living relative and I am consulting on the customerís relative behalf because I am close. I then came to know that the project as it were would be cost effective. In line with this I have spoken with a sponsor who will only release the needed money to a foreigner whom I have said is the only living relative to the deceased bank customer. The sponsor in turn lives in the United States. So, I need to have you properly retained in this regard, you will not be taking any financial risk as all financed required would be made available to you. For this reason, I have plans to arrange all documents and secure approvals for the payment in your favour if you accept to work with me. I am of the opinion that a financial attorney/solicitor be employed to make sure that all probate documents are filed so a letter of administration is issued you to take possession of this money. Then your status will be the executor of the cash money as left by this depositor. Please indicate your interest to work with me, by sending your phone and fax numbers and the account information. Yours faithfully, Phil Mpenza.