This email with the subject "PLANE CRASH...A MUST SEE FOR YOU" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Thu, 18 Feb 2010 16:20:34 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam.
The sender was "frank"<email@example.com>, although it may have been spoofed.
Compliment of the day to you, My name is Frank Benjamin; I am a senior Manager with a bank here in the United Kingdom. I am contacting you in respect of a transaction of very Great importance. Though I know that contact of this nature will make Any one apprehensive and worried, I am assuring you that everything has Been taken care of, and you have nothing to fear at all and i would be Very glad if you would allow me bring you to a clearer picture of what is on ground, what we intend to do and how we intend to do it. This enquiry involves a customer of the bank, whose name I would disclose to you later, It was brought to my knowledge that the aforementioned client died intestate and nominated no next of kin to the title over investments made. I came to know of you via the London. Global. Database. Center (L.G.D.C.) Hence I am making this contact. The Client died in an air crash along with his wife on the 31st October 1999 in an Egyptian airline Boeing 990 with other passengers on board. You can confirm this fact from the website which was aired by the BBC WORLD NEWS http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/americas/502503.stm Since his death, none of his relatives or associates have come forward to lay claims to his funds as next-of-kin, and on my own i have made concerted effort to locate any of his relatives but all proved abortive. Based on the ethics and policies of the bank, it would be declared unclaimed and taken to the treasury of the bank as capital base of the bank, because already the account has been tagged dormant because it has exceeded the normal functional number of years. We cannot release the funds from his account unless someone applies for it or lays claim as the next-of-kin to the deceased as indicated in our banking guidelines. Upon this discovery, I now seek your permission and assistance to present you and have you stand as a next of kin to the deceased, so that the funds can be released and transfer to you, as all documentations will be carefully worked out by me for it to be released in your favour as the beneficiary's next of kin, if not the members of THe board of directors will utilize it for their personal arrangements. So it is on this note I decided to seek for whom his name shall be used as the next of kin/beneficiary rather than allow the bank directors to share it amongst themselves at the end of the year. It may interest you to know that I have secured from the probate commission an order of mandamus to locate any of the deceased beneficiaries. Please if you accept this mutual business endeavour, and then send me the following information for us to move forward, 1. Your complete name and address, in order for me to prepare the document for Transfer in your name. 2. Direct Telephone and fax numbers...For our personal contact and for Easy communication between both of us. Upon your acceptance I shall send you my identity for more confidentiality and trust in each other as I shall trust you not to elope at completion. If this proposal is acceptable by you, please endeavour to contact me immediately. Do not take undue advantage of the trust I have bestowed in you and if you are not interested, please just delect this email and forget that i ever contacted you. I await your urgent response. Reach me via my confidential and private email address below, firstname.lastname@example.org Regards, FRANK BENJAMIN