This email with the subject "About Your Claims/Payments" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 08 Dec 2009 12:16:27 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Kenneth Mullen"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Direct Tel: + 44 70359 84386 E-mail:email@example.com Dear Friend, Before I introduce myself, I wish to inform you that this letter is not a hoax and I urge you to treat it with the seriousness it deserves. This letter must come to you as a big surprise, but I believe it is only a day that people meet and become great friends and business partners. This is a personal and private mail directed to you and I request that it be treated as such. My name is Kenneth Mullen. I was the personal attorney /sole executor to late Randolf Rooney, An American, hereafter referred to as 'My late Client'. He was an independent oil magnate here in The United Kingdom. He died in a car crash with his immediate family on the 4th of Oct 2003. Since the death of my client in Oct 2003, I have written several letters to the American Embassy here in London with intent to locate any of his extended relatives whom shall be claimant / beneficiary of his abandoned monetary deposit and all such efforts have been to no avail. About a week ago, I received a letter suggesting a likely proceeding for confiscation of his deposit in line with existing laws by the bank in which my client deposited the sum of Ј10.8 million pounds (Ten Million, Eight Hundred Thousand British Pounds Sterling).On this note I decided to search for a credible person to present as the Next of Kin to his Estate. I am contacting you that I may, with your consent, present you to the "trustee" Bank as my late client's surviving family member so as to enable you put up a claim to the bank in that capacity as a next of kin of my late client. I propose that 40% of the net sum will accrue to you at the conclusion of this deal, while I retain the balance 60% Therefore, to facilitate the immediate transfer of this fund, you need firstly, signify your interest by contacting me via e-mail, and as soon as I obtain your confidence, I will immediately appraise you with the complete details. I will not fail to bring to your notice that this proposal is hitch-free and that you should not entertain any fears as all necessary arrangements have been made for a successful transfer of the Fund to your nominated account within 10 Banking days of signifying your interest. Like I said, I require only a solemn confidentiality on this. Please, include your Private and confidential Phone and Fax numbers in your reply for easy communication. Best regards, Kenneth Mullen