This email with the subject "From Mr. Eric Brown ( CONFIDENTIAL)." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 01 Oct 2010 03:05:53 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Mr. Michael Blaze"<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
My Dear Friend, I am Mr. Eric Brown, the director in charge of auditing and accounting section of Lloyds TSB Bank PLC LONDON UNITED KINGDOM, and also a special account officer of Mr. Rajesh Gupta, of India. He was a seasoned contractor with London Cement Company, UNITED KINGDOM, who unfortunately died in a plane crash of Union Transport Africaines Flight Boeing 727 in LONDON UNITED KINGDOM on 25th December, 2003. Before his death on the 25th December 2003, Mr. Gupta has a fixed deposit account with the bank and no other person know about this account or have any information relating to this account. The account has no beneficiary or next-of-kin other than him, my investigation reveal that his supposed next-of-kin died along with him in the crash. Since then, I have made several enquiries to locate any of his extended relatives, this has also proved unsuccessful. After several unsuccessful attempts, I decided to contact you. I'm contacting you to assist in remittance of a dormant fund as the next of kin left behind by Mr. Gupta so as not to allow the bank confiscate or declare the funds unserviceable in the account according to United Kingdom financial law on unclaimed bills which the government usually map out for the purchase of ammunitions which are the major course of conflicts in the UNITED KINGDOM. Consequently, I'm seeking your consent to present you as the next-of-kin to the deceased customer so that the outstanding fixed deposit (US$7.8M) will be remitted into any designated account of yours to be shared by both of us in the ratio of 60% to me and 40% for you. I have all necessary legal documents to back up this claim. All that is required of you is absolute honesty, total commitment, co-operation & absolute confidentiality. Be rest-assured that this transaction will be executed under legitimate arrangement that will protect both parties from breach of the law and it is 100% risk free and attracts no authorities and every information you will require as the next of kin will be forwarded to you after your final acceptance to help me champion this deal. If this proposal is acceptable to you, kindly email your following information to me. a. Full Name(s) b. Direct phone & fax number(s) c. Your personal email and your complete home address. d. Country. e. Age. f. Occupation g. Religion Thank you for your co-operation until I read from you. You may also reach me at my private mailbox: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call me for further information on +44 871 315 9471. Sincerely yours, Mr. Eric Brown