A Scam Email with the Subject "BUSINESS PROPOSAL!!! GET BACK TO ME IMMEDIATELY" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Fri, 23 Oct 2009 13:31:53 -0700 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "MR POWELL SMITH"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
From:The Desk Of Mr Powell Smith. International Relation's Manager Barclays Bank Of Monaco Plc. #31 Avenue De La Costa MC 98000. Monaco,France. Greetings Well Beloved, I am Mr Powell Smith,the International Relation's manager at the foreign remittance Department of (BARCLAYS BANK OF MONACO PLC). I am writing to seek your interest over a transaction. In my department we discovered an abandoned sum of $59.2m(Fifty nine Million Two Hundred Thousand Dollar). In an account that belongs to one of our foreign customer who died along with his entire family in a Car accident in August 2002. Since we got information about his Death,as the International Relation's Manager of the bank I have been expecting his next of kin to come over and claim his money because we cannot release it unless somebody applies for it as next of kin or relation to the deceased as indicated in our banking guidelines but unfortunately we learnt that all his supposed next of kin or relation died alongside with him at the Car accident leaving nobody behind for the claim. It is therefore upon this discovery that I now decided to make this business proposal to you and release the money to you as the next of kin or relation to the deceased for safety and subsequent disbursement since nobody is coming for it and we don't want this money to go into the Bank treasury as unclaimed Bill. The Banking law and guideline here stipulates that if such money remained unclaimed after seven years, the money will be transferred into the Bank treasury as unclaimed fund.The request of foreigner as next of kin in this business is occasioned by the fact that the customer was a foreigner from United State of America. We agree that 50 % of this money will be for you as foreign partner, 50 % would be for me .I will be waiting for your immediate response to enable me send to you the copy of his death certificate from the hospital after the accident, deposit certificate issued and signed by our bank when he deposited the US$59.2m and my office ID Card.This transaction is very easy and simple,and it is 100% risk free You should contact me immediately as soon as you receive this letter. Trusting to hear from you immediately. Regards, Mr Powell Smith