This email with the subject "FUND TRANSFER REQUEST" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Tue, 12 Jan 2010 07:29:38 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "FERDINAND HOWARD"<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Ferdinand Howard Dear Sir, My Name is Ferdinand Howard, an accounts Clerk with National Westminster Bank (Natwest UK), Private online banking Department. For the past years i have been auditing an account belonging to one of my deceased clients Mr. Eric Morrison who died of heart attack in 2005. He left no known Will or Next of Kin,neither did he leave any beneficiary to his fund. Until his death he left a closing balance of $25 Million United States Dollars in a private dollar account. As his personal banking officer for more than 8 years , all enquiries to get in touch with any known relative or associate of his has proved unsuccessful as i had always known him to live a lonely lifestyle. He never talked about any friends or relatives of his during my few dinner outings with him when he was alive. I now solicit your partnership to stand as the beneficiary of this fund. As an insider in the bank,all internal workings of this deal shall be perfected by me, while you handle the receipt of the fund into your account. Our sharing ratio shall be 60% for me and 40% for you. This is totally risk-free. I await your response. Regards, Ferdinand Howard.