A Scam Email with the Subject "PLEASE REPLY IMMEDIATELY.......FROM MR. HENRY BLAIN." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Sun, 24 Jan 2010 13:44:34 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was Mr. Henry Blain. <firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
I am Mr. Henry Blain an investment consultant of one of our Prime Banks here in London. During one of our periodic auditing I discovered some dormant accounts with holding balances of 26,000,000 (Twenty Six Million British Pounds) has been dormant. From my investigations and confirmations, the owner of this account is a Foreigner from your country who died long time ago. Since then nobody has done anything as regards the claiming of this money as he has no family Member who is aware of the existence of either the account nor the Funds. Information from the National Immigration also states that he was single on entrance into the country. I have confidentially discussed this issue with a top official in the bank and we have agreed to find a reliable foreign partner to deal with. It has happened in the past, however, that customers pass away and their heirs can neither prove the death, nor their heir ship. This was a frequent occurrence during the wartime periods, and the banks have now set up a simple, rapid resolution procedure operating to their customers’ advantage. Dormant assets are defined as any assets deposited with a bank (i.e. an account, a custody account or a safety-deposit box) for which there has been no contact with the customer in the bank’s files for the last ten years or more. As at this moment, I am constrained to issue more details about this business until your response is received. If you know that you are capable to handle large or small amount on trust and can keep secret and ready to take 40% of any amount I transfer to your account from the dormant accounts and I will take 60%, send your account information’s by return mail. Tell me more about yourself, while I look forward to receive the above information. Please you can write me to my most private email <email@example.com> I want to re-assure you that this business is risk free and you can send an empty account to receive the funds, provided that the account is capable to receive incoming funds. There are practically no risks involved, the transaction will be executed under a legitimate arrangement that will protect us from any breach of the law. Send also your private mobile phone number where I can reach you now. And let me hear from you. Thank you for your time and attention. Mr. Henry Blain.