This email with the subject "Reply." was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 04 Feb 2010 11:09:20 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "Thomas Baker"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
Dear Friend, This proposal is confidentially mailed to you for your kind consideration and cooperation. I am Thomas Baker, Attorney and secretary to my late deceased client of Gulf Stream crude oil. Prior to his unexpected death in August 2006, he deposited $17 Million USD in a fixed deposit account for a pending investment oversea. Eventually, he died in a plane crash and since his death nobody has applied for the claims of his estate as the next of kin. I have personally monitored and managed the deposit over the years, and all effort to reach other members of his family has been futile. Since there is no one else claim this money I now solicit for your assistance to present you as the next of kin as every other arrangement has been concluded by me. I am only waiting for a foreigner to take possession of the deposit. There is no risk attached to it as the entire document required for claims will be obtained legally by me as his proxy. I cannot make claim to the deposit in my name hence this contact, to ask your support. As proxy, I will donate you as next of kin and back-up your claims as legal next of kin with the relevant documentation. Once the bank sees your application the estate of my late client will be released to you for you and I to share as partners. I therefore request you to confirm your interest by a return message and I will forward details of this project and more information about the proposed course of action for getting these funds to you 100% risk free. To facilitate a rather more secured link with you, kindly indulge me with the following: 1). Full Names, sex and Address 2). Telephone, Fax and Cell phone numbers. This project is ready for execution as soon as I hear from you. I look forward to your swift response to this letter. Sincerely Yours. Thomas Baker Principal Partner (Thomas Baker & Associates)