A Scam Email with the Subject "LET'S WORK TOGETHER///" was received in one of Scamdex's honeypot email accounts on Mon, 22 Feb 2010 05:41:57 -0800 and has been classified as a Advance Fee Fraud/419 Scam. The sender was "Mr. Chris Richard"<firstname.lastname@example.org>, although it may have been spoofed.
From: Mr. Chris Richard Email :( email@example.com Tel:+44-702-409-3951 (Hsbc Bank London ) I am Mr. Chris Richard an accountant with Hsbc Bank here in London . One Mr. Andreas Schranner and his wife died in a plain crash while on a business trip on 2009. The said couple had no children and was about 64 years old before their death. He never identified with anybody as his relative and investigation made could not trace any relative to the late couple you can view the web sit and see http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/859479.stm. Before his death, he has the sum of Ј17,500,000.00. (Seventeen Million Five Hundred Thousand British pounds) made from contracts he executed with Oil Companies here in London and the proceeds are with our Commercial Bank. Few weeks ago, the Bank tried requesting that the next of Kin to the deceased should come up to claim his fund deposited with our Bank. I am the Manager in charge of unclaimed funds hence my Contacting you. After much effort has been made to trace a valid information of the deceased, I decided to contact you to stand in as the next of Kin to the deceased and claim the fund so that the bank will not declare the account dormant, freeze or confiscate the amount as they stated in the letter sent to my Department Of which I will fax to you. If you can stand in, I assure you that this is a risk free as I will advise you on what to do to have this fund moved to your account and we can agree on terms of sharing. All you have to do is to consent to this by giving me the go ahead to have you presented to the Bank as the next of kin through a lawyer. I will tell you how to get a lawyer but it has to be confidential who will apply and present you as the next of Kin. AS soon as we make application, obtain the necessary approval, the money will be paid through our banks head office. This will take us about 14 working days to conclude depending on how you respond to our correspondence. Sharing ratio can be discussed amicably, and I will like to use my own part of the fund for investment in your country. I shall be expecting to hear from you urgently. Best regards Mr. Chris Richard